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Embedded systems and IoT application development
As you consider moving your product onto the Internet of Things, you cannot ignore the security issues introduced by connecting devices to the internet. But where do you start?
Automation and autonomy are exciting prospects in all sorts of applications, but we do need to be careful about maintaining control when things go wrong. Autonomous cars, drones, and boats are somewhat obvious places where we need to be able to override operations, but your application may warrant a kill switch as well. Be careful to make it sufficiently secure so that nobody can use it against you!
Improvements and cost reductions in radio technology are opening all sorts of opportunities to add connectivity to far-flung operations, such as pipelines and other infrastructure networks. Low-cost, low-power protocols such as narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), coupled with careful power management engineering to maximize battery life, give us exciting new options for connectivity and “smart” systems.
Global spending on IoT is expected to reach $745 billion in 2019, proving that all sectors are investing in IoT technology. The industries leading the way in this spend are probably no surprise—manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and the consumer sector.
Approximately one in six people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 actually die each year from food-related illnesses. In response to these alarming statistics, the FDA introduced the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011. The legislation was a major overhaul to the country’s food safety framework, placing new regulations on producers and suppliers throughout the entire food supply chain.
A number of businesses are starting to use audio and image signal processing in IoT systems and applications to transform the way they run their companies and do business.
The addition of audio and image signal processing in Internet of Things systems and applications delivers a number of benefits, ranging from cost savings to supply chain efficiencies. Better yet, these benefits are possible across just about any industry (although some are benefitting more than others).
While 2018 was the best holiday shopping season in six years (US sales were up more than 5 percent in stores), closures of big names such as Sears and ToyRUs demonstrate the fragile state of brick-and-mortar stores. And, during that same season, online sales saw a much larger increase: up 19 percent from the year before.
Companies are making a shift in their operations. Instead of relying on human-generated reports or manual process checks, businesses are increasingly relying on non-human team members: Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Devices connected to the internet are helping companies do their jobs more efficiently.
The global digital twin market is expected to reach $15 billion by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37 percent between 2017 and 2023. Major companies such as General Electric, IBM, and Microsoft are using digital twin technology to optimize products and services, perform predictive maintenance and health monitoring, and design new products. Gartner named digital twins as one of the top 10 technology trends for 2019, noting that the focus of this technology will be in IoT.
Smart fabric and textile technology is continually advancing, giving rise to new applications and opportunities that can bring life-changing implications. The recent news on the latest smart clothing from Samsung gives a perfect example of the greater impact smart...