The future has arrived and it’s all thanks to Internet of Things designers. Everyday appliances like our security systems, thermostats, refrigerators, washing machines, and even our grills can all be controlled right from our mobile devices now. With just a few taps and swipes, we can completely reconfigure all of our home’s settings if we want to.
And if you can believe it, the devices that can do those things aren’t physical and digital designers’ most innovative products. To help you get excited about the direction Internet of Things designers are taking our technological culture, here are a few of the coolest Internet of Things products.
Do you ever have trouble finding something in your house? Do you frequently misplace things and then have a hard time tracking them back down? If you invest in BiKN, you’ll no longer have such a problem. Internet of Things designers have created thumb sized electronic tags that can be attached to any object. An accompanying app can then geo-locate any of your tags so that you can find what they’re attached to, whether it’s your cat, your backpack, or your keys.
Internet of Things designers have even created disposable smart diapers that can help parents and pediatricians monitor and track a child’s health. These smart diapers have a QR code on the front that when scanned will allow the companion app’s algorithms to instantly analyze the diaper’s data, and look for signs of such medical conditions as UTIs, dehydration, and potential kidney troubles. As exciting as these may be, they’re not quite ready for the market. However, the Internet of Things designers behind the smart diaper have a pilot program to help work out any issues with the product design and development.
The Belkin Wemo is a wifi home automation device, which allows homeowners to set a schedule for their electronics — it allows them to turn devices on or off at the same time each day. Internet of Things designers also built a smartphone app that lets users see if their electronics are on or off. If they’re on when they’re not supposed to be (or off when they’re not supposed to be), the user can then turn them off (or on) — right from their smartphone.
These are just a few of the awesome innovations that Internet of Things designers are working on. If you have any questions or opinions about the Internet of Things, feel free to ask in the comments.