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How the Internet of Things Connects Our Most Important Industries
13:03 14 September 2019
It is something to behold, this realisation that our most essential industries are evolving with the modern world, and along with them our children grow, we grow, safety and security advances and our general way of life is enhanced and improved simply by the internet of things.
Industries have been taking advantage of this revolutionary progressive adaption and been using it to further their audience and improve their services. Here we take a look at which of these industries are the most essential to our lives and how they have adopted the internet of things to better themselves and stay ahead of the game.
Of course, it’s only natural we would regard entertainment as one of the biggest majorities of the internet of things is focused on delivering better and more entertaining experiences to users. For example, Betway has upped their game and become one of the forefront runners in the gaming industry by making adjustments and adopting modern VR and AR technology to enhance player’s experiences. The announcement came as a welcomed surprise and now players are experiencing live casino gaming like never before.
Another industry to climb aboard the technology train and link students up to the virtual world using the internet, is educational systems. Educational departments are using IoT to connect students, parents and teachers to one system to improve performance. Smart devices have been introduced into a number of institutions and used for robotics, development and other necessary fields of advancement.
Another advantage is that connected teachers are more organised allowing them to make grades faster, more innovative and deliver more accurate results by the end of each term. Finally, and possibly one of the most important contributing factors of IoT is the introduction of devices in schools with special needs. This helps our children progress far more than what the past has allowed for.
Another fascinating adoption of IoT is in the automotive trade. This has been nothing short of spectacular, watching the private and public transport industry grow and improve. Here, technology has been used to improve driving ability. Vodafone Automotive has over 25 years of experience in this sector and is still at the forefront. The Internet of Things links up vehicles, insurances, mileage and the likes to one system where users and businesses are kept on track record allowing for easier future sales and usage of the connected system.
Again, massive healthcare services are incentivising customers to utilise applications on their phones to link them to their health care plans. Other tech that is also connected to these health care plans and apps are fitness trackers, gym memberships food and drink logs, which is certainly becoming a healthcare trend. Users benefit from using this as they are incentivised by discounted plans, better rates and in some cases even prizes.
There's no doubt that the Internet of Things also affects the fashion industry in a number of ways. This extends to developing smart attire, improving the overall customer experience, wearable tech and so much more. When it comes to smart clothing, there's a massive possibility to measure the health of people who wear such items. A good example of this is smartwatches that have the ability to measure heart rates, aid with posture and so many other elements. Nike has also utilised the IoT with unique products like the self-lacing shoes.
When we look at the sports industry, there's a definite impact resulting from the internet of things. This is evident in wearable devices for athletes, connected footwear, clothing, equipment and so much more. Let's take footwear as a prime example. Footwear with wireless connectivity can track speed as well as pressure at the same time. How this works is that the sensors embedded in these shoes picks up the data needed for tracking as athletes run, walk or jog. As a result, sportsmen and women can then improve on performance to either reduce strain or to pick up the pace as they see fit.
As you can see, there are a number of essential industries already making use of the internet of things and we can see how it has benefited us as users already. But we've still only scratched the surface of how this can affect us all and inspire change. It's only a matter of time before everything as we know it is connected and systems are backed up so we won't lose any essential data.