An article by Marc, Editor at IoT Business News.
The physical world of mobile devices is being reinvented every day with unique products, with personalized and intelligent features being introduced daily. These developments are expected to take the Internet of Things (IoT) to the next level.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new concept, and it’s rapidly evolving making everything smart with the help of mobile processors. In fact, it’s all about devices, how we interact with them and the data they produce. An IHS survey estimates that the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide will grow to over 31 billion in 2018, and 75.4 billion by 2025. With these findings, there is no better time to see the potential of mobile devices as a gateway to the IoT.
This year we expect to see lots of investment, growth and widespread adoption in a few major industries. But it will see some growing fragmentation, potential data breaches as well security issues. Here are the key things that show mobile devices are keys drivers of IoT and they propel it to the next level.
Advancement in Mobile Processors to Add Context to Everyday Life
Mobile devices are the ultimate channel for our interactions with sensors and processors. Since they have become part of our life including at home and work, we can leverage their amazing processing power and use them as an entry to for Internet of Things applications and services. Interacting with field sensors and devices can add more context and value to our daily activities.
Recently, we have seen great brands using high-tech watches to communicate between two parties through a simple sensor on your wrist. The experiences create a deep and context-rich communication that add to the beauty of our lives.
Mobile phones with the best mobile processors exhibit improved speed, performance and energy efficiency. Qualcomm’s mobile processors, for example, allow devices longer battery life as well as superior media functionality and connectivity. By enabling these devices to interact with sensors at home or workplace, embedded into products from our everyday life, from coffee cups to visitor badges, and employees, we can generate context-rich environments with opportunities for new services.
Unlocking a New World of Connectivity with Smartphone Sensors
We carry our mobile devices wherever we go which makes it easier to use them to search for any piece of information online. In fact, a shopper can enjoy excellent customer experience by using a mobile device to receive alerts about any retail shop located in their proximity.
In the same way, the same mobile device can reconnect parts of our lives and help build a greater environment around us. IoT helps to connect these devices to facilitate the exchange of data. Things like embedded smartphone sensors are quickly becoming more pervasive across the globe as technology scales down in size in a way that it can fit inside simple objects like mobile phones.
As these sensors find their way into the growing number of mobile devices and begin communicating with each other, we start to see inventions that make our daily life more comfortable.
Automation Powered by Big Data, Al and Machine Learning
With a large set of consumer and industrial devices getting connected with IoT and conveying data, there is no doubt that the amount of data that require in-depth analysis and processing will increase drastically. These processes will need more intensive big data techniques, artificial intelligence and machine learning engines to process this data.
The integration of IoT with AI and machine learning in applications used in smart homes and elevator maintenance will increase rapidly in the coming years. Large corporations are already delivering solutions with improved system analytics based on machine-learning applications that support the adaption of IoT devices. The convergence of IoT, AI, Big Data and machine learning will give rise to powerful next-gen applications and advancements.
Mobile devices offer a rich and deep context to the user by interaction with the environment around them and transmitting information between users. This leads to longer engagement, which defines the potential of the Internet of Things. The above trends are just a tip of the bigger IoT transformation the world is about to witness. We expect to see new technologies that will make IoT more intuitive and user-friendly, but manufacturers will need to come up with great systems to secure their connected devices as the risk of the data breach will also increase.
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