5 everyday applications for IoT Technology beginning to emerge

5 everyday applications for IoT Technology beginning to emerge

Inside Telecoms staff often write about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will change the future of manufacturing and transform cities into smart ones. What we don’t cover often are the everyday applications for IoT technologies that may become available in our homes in the next 5 short years.

Smart mirrors

While many of us already use our flatscreens, smart TVs and makeshift mirrors, could you ever imagine using your mirror as a makeshift TV? Smart mirrors are among the more fun and futuristic applications for IoT.

With smart mirrors on people’s wish lists, you can take calls, shop, share screens and even watch videos, workout routines, or do your makeup with an attached reference photo or video tutorial.

It’s like having a giant laptop stuck to your wall, but much more sustainable, and for the price of an overpriced mirror. You can also just jump-scare your housemates with a zombie video cast onto the mirror as they get ready for work.

Smart Doors

We’ve been to the moon six times, landed a drone on mars, and ferried hundreds of astronauts to the International Space Station and back, but we still carry around the same old metal keys that disappear as soon as you need them.

But often do you lose your phone? Not as often I’d bet. Smart doors open and close automatically when you pass by can be a form of connected key system that one can use to unlock house doors remotely.

You can add or remove access from the contacts on your phone. Friend left his sunglasses at your place while you’re at work? No problem, simply give him access from your phone app so he can get it, and you will be notified when he leaves. Mother-in-law wants to drop by but doesn’t have access? Too bad, keep walking lady.

Smart Money Transactions

Our grandchildren will be paying for their gas masks and oxygen with electric wrist skin graphs that are connected straight to their Neuralink. We will soon be paying with a good-old-fashioned smart wristwatch.

The world is fast adopting digital-first solutions, and day-to-day shopping will changed for the majority, as cashiers and cash registers are being swapped out for smart transaction readers.

Your balance will automatically be updated upon your purchase, and all you have to do it walk out of the store with your groceries.

Robotic Arms

IoT Technology enabled robotic arms allow small machine appendages to perform several simple mechanical tasks around the house.

Make art, 3D print objects, and day-to-day chores depending on the end effect of the machine.

Using an advanced interface to control the arm, you can tell it how to perform a task at hand, after which machine learning technology within it can help you turn that robot arm into a smart kitchen helper.

So, you can delegate the egg cracking and bowl stirring to the machines and let your child go play their video games. Someone reading this has already thought of programming the arm to turn off the alarm in the morning.

Smart Irrigation

While watering plants is the most calming part of tending to a garden, technology can still find a way to make the gardening part easier on your back. By installing a smart irrigation system in your yard, you can maintain a beautiful garden while saving both water and effort.

The systems are often equipped with moisture sensors and automatic segmented water pipes, allowing it to tell whether the tulips need watering while leaving the grass untouched if desired.

Bonus round: Smart Coffee machine

Yes, they already exist, but you likely never thought you needed one. Let this be your sign to invest in a smart coffee maker that makes your brew just the way you like it, and learned when you wake and how you like it.