Internet of things By Aaron cleaver, Rory Dorgan & Dan newton
What is the iot – internet of things? • Definition • The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that describes how the Internet will expand as physical items such as consumer devices and physical assets are connected to the Internet. • Key elements of the IoT which are being embedded in a variety of mobile devices include embedded sensors, image recognition technologies • As a result, mobile no longer refers only to use of cellular handsets or tablets. Cellular technology is being embedded in many new types of devices • The IoT will enable a wide range of new applications and services while raising many new challenges. (Perrey 2012)
Examples • Puffin traffic crossing – by pushing a button the lights detect there are people waiting to cross and stops the traffic soon after to not keep you waiting for ages • Oyster card – swipe card that detects how long a journey you have had and automatically takes that money off the card • Examples for the future • Having to sign/log in to use your toaster, fridge or bin! • Programming how long you want your toast in for • The fridge detecting your running low on milk and ordering more by connecting online i.e. from a programmed favourites shopping list
Early Stages The internet of things is still in very early stages, but happening nonetheless According to a report by Andrew Rose on(wired.com, 2013) the IoT will mature in 3 main stages. Stage 1 – objects get identities and became interactive with other intelligent systems such as smart phones or web services Stage 2 – the thing/object will be able to sense its surroundings e.g. sensors detect when your near your house and turns the heating/cooling on! Stage 3 - technology availability and standardization will have reached a level that doesn’t require another device (such as a Smartphone or web service) to function. Not only will the “things” be able to sense but they will be able to automatically interact with other things, sensors, and services.
SMART FRIDGE • smart refrigerator. In the personification stage (1), the refrigerator owner scans • cartons of milk with his Smartphone, which triggers a reminder when the milk expires. • In the semi-autonomous sensor network stage (2), the refrigerator detects the milk • on its own and issues reminders across a broader range of connected apps. In the • autonomous and independent stage (3), the refrigerator orders replacement milk just • before it’s empty or expires — entirely on its own.
Questions to the class • Any other security risks? • Is it beneficial short and long term? • Is the technology reliable? • Ideas as to what else this technology can be used for? • How would it change the everyday running of your life? / Would it end up being part of our day to day lives?
Thanks for listening • Any Questions?
References; • Perrey C. (2012). Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013. Available: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2209615. Last accessed 8/1/13. • Google Image - http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbo=d&biw=1440&bih=701&tbm=isch&tbnid=qIHnIN4EQ8zTaM:&imgrefurl=http://www.mdpi.com/2224-2708/1/3/217&docid=qnYbpqANR4NXXM&imgurl=http://www.mdpi.com/2224-2708/1/3/217/ag&w=550&h=300&ei=QiXsUPiZEeSi0QWS5YCoBg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=63&sig=112791429241843036745&page=3&tbnh=136&tbnw=249&start=61&ndsp=35&ved=1t:429,r:61,s:0,i:277&tx=123&ty=54 (Accessed 8/1/13) • http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/01/securing-the-internet-of-things/