Technology evolves rapidly and there are more and more connected objects, both on a daily basis and at a business level, in health and in our cities.
Smart homes, for example, are one of the applications of IoT, the monitoring of the elderly and children or the control of fleets ... Even so, it is obvious that they are subject to constant improvement through the incorporation of new functionalities and scopes.
In the same way, the present and future of the IoT will also be marked by the incorporation of more cities into the concept of smart cities. In parallel, the evolution of connected vehicles with assisted driving functions and autonomous driverless cars will drive smart mobility.
Logically, smart cities and the smart road require digitally transforming urban roads to guarantee a fluid and environmentally sustainable daily traffic. For this, both solution developers and connectivity providers in these areas are constantly working on improving aspects such as:
Systems for generating and transmitting data from automobiles, using sensors and other devices.
Drones and sensors to monitor the state of traffic, weather conditions and the general state of the road infrastructure.
Continuous updating of advanced analytics computer solutions to process and graph the data obtained. In this area, the ability to determine the preventive maintenance needs of roads, structures and devices such as traffic lights is vital.
Advanced signage using digital equipment that prevents driving outside the speed limits and specifies the direction and width of the lanes. Also to establish safety distances, among other safety functions.
In the health sector, the evolution of IoT also plays an important role, it is undoubtedly a key support in the digitization of medical care and health care in general. In this particular aspects such as remote monitoring of patients with acute or chronic conditions and robotic surgery are already a reality, more efficient tools will also be necessary to manage the assets and inventories of hospitals.
The functions of IoT are multiple and we can say that they are present in all areas, they will be essential in the near future. All of this in turn makes it difficult to accurately predict what the future of the IoT will bring.