1. Smarter Streets
The smart technology is important, as it can improve the quality of life for everyone, and enable more people to live and work in the same area, with less of the pain that would normally be involved.
TFL (Traffic for London) is using detection technology builds on the existing “SCOOT” (“Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique”) system that manages traffic light priority for pedestrians and cars at major junctions on a second-by-second basis.
2. Connected appliances
3. Smart Home
Google Nest is leading the market of a smart home, i.e lights can automatically turn off when the Nest Cam detects that no one is home to deter intruders, music volume is turned down when Nest Protect alarm goes off so everyone can hear it, or the perfect temperature automatically set when you lie down in bed. It’s the little things. Nest Thermostat It gets to know the temperature you like when you’re at home. And turns itself down when you’re away. It even learns how your home warms up or how draughty it is, so it only uses the energy it needs.
Credit: Google Nest
4. Connected Medical Devices
The technology is astounding and has the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry, give better treatment and diagnosis to patients, ensure productivity and communication within medical facilities and can provide personalised, targeted medicine. Healthcare devices such as insulin pumps, defibrillators, CPAP machines, cardiac monitoring devices and oxygen tanks are now quite entrenched in remote monitoring, providing patients (and their caregivers) valuable real-time information, without being tethered to a hospital or healthcare facility