The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly evolving field that is transforming industries, homes, and cities. As we move toward 2024, its impact is becoming increasingly relevant, and its inter-connectivity offers new and numerous opportunities for many sectors (from industry to agriculture, healthcare to logistics, and beyond). But where will it be most relevant in the near term?
A key aspect of IoT in the coming years will be the expansion of Industrial IoT (IIoT). Indeed, IoT is revolutionizing the industrial sector, enabling greater automation, improved operational efficiency, and more accurate monitoring of processes. Industrial IoT could then expand further, with the adoption of more advanced technologies leading to greater connectivity between machines, processes and people, enabling better resource management, error prevention and more efficient and smoother production.
Another industry that will benefit from the IoT is healthcare. Digital health is growing in importance, and IoT will play a critical role. Wearable objects, such as health monitoring devices and fitness sensors, will become increasingly common. This will enable people to monitor their health in real time and receive timely alerts if there are any abnormalities. It will also increasingly enable better management of health data and smoother communication between patients and healthcare providers, thereby improving the efficiency of healthcare services and the quality of care.
In addition, there will be a special focus on smart cities, which are becoming a reality with the increasing use of the Internet of Things. In the coming years, we can expect to see significant growth in smart cities, which will be smarter and more connected, with a vast network that collects data on traffic, air pollution, energy consumption, and more. This data will then be used to optimize the operation of the cities themselves, improving the quality of life for citizens and making them more sustainable and safer.
These applications demonstrate how the IoT is evolving today and will continue to do so in the future, transforming everyday life and creating new opportunities and challenges. It will be interesting to witness how these trends evolve in the near future and how they will impact our daily lives.