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What Is The Internet Of Things (IoT)?

Did you know 87% of people don’t actually know what the “IoT” means? But don't worry, if you keep reading the content, you may be included in the lucky 13% :)

The concept of IoT, which we have frequently heard in our social and business life in recent years, means "Internet of Things". In the constantly changing and developing digital world, technological terms continue to appear. Even if these terms are of interest to us the first time we hear them, we often don’t care or examine them even if we are curious. However, it is useful to learn these terms in order to be a conscious user. Let's examine the IoT concept together.

 

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

 

Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept first introduced by Kevin Ashton in 1991. The usage areas of the IoT concept, which is a stimulating development when evaluated according to the conditions of the day, continue to increase day by day.

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of an ecosystem that enables two different smart devices to communicate with each other by being included in network technology. This ecosystem; enables smart devices, whose usage is increasing day by day and which is the benefit of the digital age we live in, to connect with each other and share information. IoT technology, which allows objects to communicate data by connecting to the internet, to collect information, and to create a decision-making mechanism, adds practicality to our daily lives. When we came to 2020, with the number of devices connected to the internet, more than 45 billion, studies related to IoT technology gained a great speed.

To give an example;

The smartwatch you use; can detect the steps you take, the distance you walk, and your heartbeat. With this perception realized with the help of sensors, the data received is analysed and turned into an application that makes your life easier. Smart air conditioners, sockets, vehicle tracking adapters, pet feeding applications, and many more examples create solutions that can benefit us in our daily lives.

What are the Benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology?

 

IoT technology, which is used more with smart devices, creates various benefits for people and businesses. Organizations operating in different industries; benefit from IoT technology in order to work more efficiently, to increase the quality of service it offers, and to improve decision-making processes. With the IoT system, while saving time and money, more income can be obtained at the same time.

Thanks to IoT, companies can diversify their strategies by re-evaluating their approach methods. One of the biggest benefits is that the errors in the systems used can be detected beforehand. For example; Thanks to IoT, a machine part in the system can be detected before it breaks down. In this way, businesses that have enough time to solve the problem can take action quickly.

Areas Where the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology is Used?

 

IoT technology has found its use in many applications thanks to the analysis and evaluation of the obtained data with various software and hardware techniques. There are many application areas that support the goal of achieving maximum efficiency in many areas such as energy management, waste management, autonomous cars, wearable technology, smart home systems, transportation infrastructure, smart online education, and health applications.

To give a few examples of these applications;

  • Smart Home Practices

Through the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology, smart white goods, kitchen appliances, television and sound systems, and smartphone applications can be integrated with each other and remote control and surveillance can be achieved. Thus, adjustments regarding smart lighting systems, security level, and alarm systems can be made remotely via mobile devices. For example, thanks to the motion-sensitive security sensors outside your home, when any motion is detected, simultaneous images can be transferred to your mobile device. Likewise, you can remotely control the temperature of the oven and washing settings of your washing machine through various mobile applications.

  • Health Practices

Thanks to these applications, regular control and follow-up of health data of people in need of care or with the permanent disease can be made. These applications, which are created to prevent emergencies that may occur within the framework of various risks or to offer solutions quickly, are information-based systems. For example, thanks to wearable technology applications that provide instant data such as heart rhythm, breathing, and body temperature, these values are measured and warns you in case of any risk.

In the digital world that transforms and renews due to its structure; IoT, the largest network of our communication with objects while already finding a place with many applications, will continue to be integrated with more smart devices and artificial intelligence in the future.

Stay tuned for more information about the digital world!

 

songul@saruhanweb.com

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