Today, we unveil #8 in our Disruptive Christmas countdown. On the fifth day of Christmas…we tackle IoT…
As if Drones, Virtual Reality, Slack and Big Data disrupting away weren’t sufficient today we explore Space, the Final Frontier. Specifically the Internet of Things and how that is enabling space to be a functional fabric more than ever before.
The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) refers to the connecting of devices to the internet, meaning they can talk to each other and even us.
The IoT, is a rather dull term that conceals some pretty snazzy technology that will finally bring the future we were promised by the Back to the Future franchise. Machines talking to each other. Adapting environments for people. And more.
Using the IoT, information can be gathered about your personal preferences and peak environment and performance meaning that the lights, windows and shades around you could all be adjusted to make your office space the best working environment for its occupants.
In other words, no longer will you have to tell Kevin to shut the damn window – now it will automatically close. This should make working spaces far happier and healthier places to be.
Clearly the IoT will make your office a far more productive space to inhabit, which is pretty important as working at home is becoming ever more enticing now the Bring Your Own Device disruption/revolution is well under way.
Smart buildings will mean smarter use of space based on evidence. Savortex for example have an IoT-enabled Washroom Hand Dryer (shown above). Sounds dull right? Wrong! It “uses the Internet of Things to transform washrooms from expensive centres of energy loss and waste into smart, resource-saving profit centres”. This enables buildings to make the best use of their space for the people in it.
And that’s just a hand-dryer folks.
But it’s not just the workplace that is changing, your homes are also set to be far cleaner, safer and more manageable thanks to IoT.
Whether it’s Roomba IoT-enabled automated cleaning bots, or energy-systems like HIVE, you will even now be able to communicate with your fridge for example. Samsung will be releasing in 2017, a refrigerator that features an embedded camera. This camera monitors the food inside and informs homeowners when they are low in supply or when their food has expired. And your fridge will then be able to talk to the supermarket to ensure you are always stocked up on your essentials. The end of the weekly shop is nigh?
And all the above is just the tip of the iceberg to be honest. Exciting times ahead.
How does space impact on your business? Could you use space more optimally if you had data on how customers use the space?
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