IT - IoT

IoT could prevent mistakes and save lives on-site, but do the pros outweigh the cons?

"Imagine a construction worker has stayed two hours longer than his normal shift, perhaps he is covering for a friend. He's stressed and tired, his heart rate is up, and his alertness is reduced. It is potentially an accident waiting to happen. Fortunately, your company has invested in the Internet of Things (IoT). An automatic alert has already been sent from the device he wearing to his shift manager, who can pinpoint his exact location and quickly intervene..."

Why The Future Of IoT Depends On Open Source
opensouce.com, September 11th, 2020
We're quickly moving from the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)

"A "smart" object has a sense of its environment, and it makes decisions (locally or together with peers and a cloud server), then puts those decisions into action.

To be smart, the object must have a brain to carry intelligence. So far, the way to do this is to embed a computer in the object. For example, you can put a Cortex-M CPU with Bluetooth 5.1 in a chip smaller than 2x2mm and embed it into almost anything. This tiny device is more powerful than my first desktop PC..."

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