The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling smart solutions from smart healthcare to smart transportation and municipal environments, to smart buildings and urban safety. Let’s take look at some of the industries and applications that will become transformed as a result of the IoT.
From neo-natal care, to vitals monitoring solutions for out-patients, to elderly care, smart healthcare has been at the forefront of designing, developing and deploying cutting-edge health and wellness solutions worldwide. Some of the salient features of a smart healthcare solution include:
- Home health and real time patient monitoring
- Connecting to diagnostic devices, and real-time monitoring in order to identify any anomalies in patient data
- Clinical diagnosis using real-time data from home health and other information that is gathered from multiple data channels and equipment
- Equipment remote monitoring and diagnostics
To manage and regulate the smooth movement of automobiles through the city and enable decongestion through smart sensors and motion trackers powered by IoT, a smart mobility solution provides the following benefits:
- Setting up and installation of smart parking systems
- Intelligent traffic management systems
- Integrated multi-nodal transport
Smart solution providers in association with local government can transform urban transport management through IoT services. Automated fare collection systems and POS systems to disburse transport tickets and smart cards with ease are some of the benefits of smart transportation solutions. By equipping all stations and buses with surveillance cameras, passenger information systems, eTicket vending machines and automated fare gates, the urban center can receive real-time information on the bus routes, the traffic, vehicular statuses, and a comprehensive vehicle list. Data collected from each bus when analyzed can provide commuters with hassle-free transportation experiences.
An IoT-based smart environment system brings to the table the most advanced monitoring, control and management of key environmental issues such as air quality, water quality, solid waste management, etc. With a state-of-the-art managed IoT infrastructure leveraging a public ISM band to wirelessly transfer data from sensors to applications, along with a partner eco-system of sensors and analytics, these systems enable planners to make better key policy decisions.
Smart Waste Management
A smart waste management solution ensures high standards of hygiene within a city, automating waste processing for better treatment. A smart waste management monitoring services can return the following benefits:
- Conversion of waste to usable energy and fuel
- Waste to compost conversion
- Smart treatment of waste water
Intelligent Water Management
Intelligent water management can monitor city-wide water supply and take rapid action from smart insights and sensors to ensure smooth flow of water across various parts of the city. With an active Intelligent Water Management System, you can expect the following:
- Water quality monitoring – Identifying any contamination instance in real-time
- Water control smart meter and management
- Leakage identification and preventive maintenance
Air Quality Monitoring
An IoT-based solution can monitor air quality for various pollutants and identify the various sources of pollution, including traffic, residential, industrial, energy generation etc. It can also do a simulation analysis to better plan policies to improve air quality levels within the city’s infrastructure.
A high-performance building automation solution for monitoring and controlling the different systems across your facility seamlessly integrates with different systems, equipment and field devices that control your access, occupancy, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), energy consumption, lighting, hydraulics, water, electrical equipment, ERP and much more.
About the Author
Shahid Mansuri is co-founder of Peerbits, one of the Top app development companies USA