Internet of Things (IoT)
- the networking of physical objects through the use of embedded sensors, actuators, and other devices that can collect or transmit information about the objects
- global network infrastructure, linking physical and virtual objects using cloud computing, data capture, and network communications. It allows devices to communicate with each other, access information on the Internet, store and retrieve data, and interact with users, creating smart, pervasive and always-connected environments.
In other words, the Internet of Things is the interconnection between the objects of our daily life.
Internet of Things – Examples – this site provides a great overview with lots of interesting examples in a broad range of categories.
- Floating Sensor Network project at UC Berkeley is building a water monitoring system that can be deployed in estuarine environments and rivers, and can be integrated into existing water-monitoring infrastructure.
- Smart Belly trash bins use real-time data collection and alerts to let municipal services know when a bin needs to be emptied. This information can drastically reduce the number of pick-ups required
Machine to Machine (M2M) –
- 10 things we learned from Pew Research’s Internet of Things report – Health tech will boom but privacy effects may be ‘pernicious’. Oh, and ‘we will all have cyberservants’