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[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Have you ever imagined a world where everything is connected? That when your alarm clock goes on, the curtains open automatically, the heater starts to boil the water with which you will have a bath and that the coffeemaker has the coffee ready; all is possible thanks to the Internet of Things, or IoT.

This tools allows where any device with a specialized sensor can connect to the internet and do several actions independently. 

This is not science fiction, all has been possible thanks to the tech advances of recent years and the measurement sensors that allow objects to connect and communicate, as well as transmit or receive information from the environment, among other functions. 

However, to understand the concept of IoT requires to know what the internet means and how it works. 

What is the internet and what is the relationship that it has with the objects? 

Internet is a global network that allows us to connect various devices so they can exchange data and access different resources, services or pages anywhere in the world.

This tool has evolved in such a way that there is no longer to use any cable to be connected on the internet, just need a Wi-Fi network or a Sim Card with mobile internet data to access to the network. 

The Internet of Things is the result of connecting objects through specialized hardware that allows exchanging information about the environment and collect all the data in the cloud, it also gives them sufficient autonomy to analyze the information and make decisions without any intervention.

These tools are known as IoT Nodes or Smart Devices, as they are able to fulfill different tasks such as:

    • Monitoring: a process in which these objects can recognize what is happening around them.

For example, when a device is able to measure the temperature or speed of another. 

    • Control: once the object is monitored, it must perform an action based on the information collected.

For example, when your alarm clock rings, it sends a notification to the coffeemaker to have your coffee ready. 

    • Optimization: from the collected data and the actions that have been taken, the smart devices should use this information to improve every task.
    • Automatization: these types of tools will have the ability to prepare future actions such as, for example, schedule the heater to boil the water at a specific time. 

This tool has been used in different industries like the automotive sector, where vehicles were equipped with IoT nodes so they can send information to their owners or manufacturers whet any damage is detected.

Internet of Things has also been used in livestock and animal monitoring, where a sensor is implanted to enable data to be known some data about the locations of the animals and plants, their health status and fertility, among other examples. 

What are the benefits of IoT? 

Thanks to this technology, different industries and sectors have managed to optimize their processes and to improve people’s lives.

For example, smartwatches have been created that not only send or receive a message, they are also able to notify when a person has forgotten to take their medicine or when they have suffered an accident; and different smart objects have also been used to measure the level of traffic on a road or to analyze when a crime is being committed. 

In addition, thanks to the Internet of Things,  different technologies such as Big Data have evolved, improving it’s the ability to store, sort and process a large volume of information.

According to Sergio Blas Morente, director of Business Analytics Optimization of IBM Europe, the Big Data means a great opportunity for the enterprises because it gives them access to a wealth of information so they can analyze, process and use it in big business decisions. 

In order for all this data could be examined automatically and without human intermediation, Machine Learning can be used as a tool that allows all the smart devices to learn how to process all this information through specialized algorithms. 

That is why in Scrummers we have helped to the creations of different software developers that use the Internet of Things to monitor objects, transmit information from the environment or receive orders remotely.

IoT has also been used in livestock and animal monitoring, where a sensor is implanted to enable to know data about their location, health and fertility status, among other functions. 

For example, we carry out various projects with SEMVA, where we manage to go beyond what was proposed by using IoT to make measurements and environmental analyses in order to improve people’s lives in rural regions.  

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Juan Pablo Mendiola Vergara

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