The Internet Of Things And How It Is Changing The World
IoT connects physical objects to the digital world. IoT displays the power of connectivity and how it can be used to improve the quality of life
Posted on Apr 24, 2022 | Author PRANAV PAI VERNEKAR
“If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!” Brendan O’Brien, Chief Architect/Co-Founder, Aria Systems. Has it ever happened to you that you left your home and wondered if you’ve switched off the lights? or wish if you could magically switch on the Air Conditioner a few minutes before you reach home so that you could walk into a cool room? This problem can be solved with the Internet of Things. From solving daily life inconveniences like these to making cities smarter, IoT is the next big revolution in the technology world and is becoming part of our daily routine at a fast pace and is making our lives a lot more exciting and easy.
What is The Internet of Things?
IoT connects physical objects to the digital world. IoT displays the power of connectivity and how it can be used to improve the quality of life. Taking a few examples, IoT in healthcare has been a game changer. It has helped optimize pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, which led to lower costs and more streamlined operations. e.g. Blake Temperature and Humidity Monitor by Bolt IoT ensures optimum environmental parameters during Covid test kit manufacturing. This leads to less wastage and thus makes COVID tests less costly.
IoT is the hero behind the emerging smart cities across the globe. For example, you could open a smartphone app to tell you a vacant parking spot nearby. Rahul Kumar Singh, who works as a Senior Software Developer in Bolt IoT, an IoT based company in Bengaluru, says : “IoT is emerging and is the next big technology that the world is already adapting to. Every day, we are innovating and building. It’s been years of working with this technology, and learning never stops. IoT is a vast topic that has led to a big boom in hiring individuals with knowledge of IoT. The time is ripe for a career in IoT. “
Bolt IoT was one of the startups invited to travel with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley amongst 30 other Indian tech startups showcased as part of the Indo-US startup Konnect program in 2015.
IoT in daily life
IoT has made its way into our daily lives, from wearables and biometrics systems to mark daily attendance to smart sneakers and toothbrushes. For example, smart refrigerators that run on IoT will inform you when you are about to run out of the vegetables in your fridge and can be configured to order them online. Likewise, if you are at work and realize the temperatures outside have dropped, you can set up a comfortable temperature at home before you arrive using a smart thermostat. The potential of IoT is limitless.
Career Opportunities in IoT
One of the biggest challenges for harnessing the power of IoT is – Human Resources. More and more companies will require skilled engineers trained in the field of IoT. This makes it an excellent opportunity for engineers who know this domain. This brings me to an IoT and ML Training provided by Bolt IoT, an IoT-based startup in Bengaluru that has trained around 40,000 students so far on the concepts of The Internet of Things and Machine Learning. In addition, they provide online trainings and internships to students across India. To make online courses more accessible to students across the country, Bolt is now providing their IoT and ML Training for FREE. You only need to procure the hardware kit required to build the hands-on projects.
(The author is associated with Bolt IoT Bengaluru)