What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things is a collective term for everyday objects which are internet-enabled. They carry out their traditional function, but they also have a Wi-Fi connection, which means they can make your life even easier.
Can I have an example?
Sure. A kettle connected to an app on your phone could be boiled and waiting when you arrive home, and want a cup of tea. A fridge could order milk when you’re running out. And a pill bottle could send you a text if you forget to take your dose that day.
Can I use this technology now?
You can. Have you heard of apps that turn your central heating on as you start to head home? That’s an example of the Internet of Things in action. Likewise, wristbands for tracking health and fitness are also considered to be part of the Internet of Things.
Where can I learn more about this?
RS Components have put an infographic together that sums up the Internet of Things. You’ll see where it all started, how it developed, what you can use now, and what you could use in future. As they say themselves, the Internet of Things is just getting started. Find out more in the infographic below.