6 Great IoT Use Cases

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Smart street light­ing sys­tem

An IoT plat­form can be used to in­tel­li­gently con­trol the light­ing in­fra­struc­ture of a city. By in­te­grat­ing an IoT plat­form with sen­sors in the street­lights, a smart sys­tem can be built to con­trol street­lights and their bright­ness. The in­ten­sity of light emit­ted can be ad­justed to weather con­di­tions or bright­ness of day­light.

Smart traf­fic lights

The amount of traf­fic on a road can be de­tected by em­bed­ding mag­netic sen­sors in the pave­ment or by mount­ing cam­eras on traf­fic sig­nals. This in­for­ma­tion is trans­mit­ted to a central server where soft­ware can be im­ple­mented to con­trol the traf­fic lights based on traf­fic vol­umes. This sys­tem can also help in de­tect­ing traf­fic jams on a given road and can cre­ate traf­fic alerts that can be pushed to peo­ple with smart phones.

Smart Park­ing

Ul­tra­sonic sen­sors mounted on the ceil­ing of a park­ing space can de­tect the pres­ence of parked cars and send this in­for­ma­tion to a central server. Us­ing IoT sen­sors, data can be pro­cessed to iden­tify the num­ber of free park­ing slots and can guide the peo­ple to the empty park­ing slots. The same sys­tem can also be used to iden­tify free park­ing space on the streets and can send this in­for­ma­tion to the res­i­dents of that area on their mo­bile phone.

Smart ve­hi­cle se­cu­rity sys­tem

The cur­rent GPS-based smart ve­hi­cle track­ing and se­cu­rity tech­nol­ogy helps in con­tin­u­ously mon­i­tor­ing the im­por­tant pa­ram­e­ters of a ve­hi­cle such as lo­ca­tion, speed, en­gine sta­tus, AC sta­tus, and move­ment. IoT can also be used to mon­i­tor the driver’s driv­ing be­hav­ior and geo-fenc­ing of re­stricted zones.

Re­mote pa­tient mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem

A re­mote pa­tient mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem helps in mon­i­tor­ing a pa­tient’s health post discharge from the hos­pi­tal. An IoT sys­tem can process the vi­tal health pa­ram­e­ters re­ceived from the pa­tient’s health mon­i­tor­ing de­vice and can then gen­er­ate trig­gers in the case of any ab­nor­mal­ity. Then, alerts can be sent to doc­tors, hos­pi­tals, and the pa­tient’s fam­ily mem­bers pro­vid­ing the most pro- ac­tive health­care sys­tem. As the fa­mous adage goes, pre­ven­tion is bet­ter than cure. (The au­thor is Vice Chair­man & Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Jet­line Group of Com­pa­nies) vndedit@cy­ber­me­dia.co.in

Ra­jan Na­vani

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