Internet of Things (or IoT as it is regularly called) is a system of interrelated computing devices, objects, mechanical machines, digital machines, people, or even animals that have a unique identifier connected to them. These interconnected devices & objects can transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-computer or human-to-human interactions.
A simple way to put it is that a 'thing' can be a farm animal with a bio-chip that sends location & health information, or it can be a person with a wireless heart monitor, or an automobile with a built-in sensor to alert to mechanical issues or traffic issues. Any natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and be able to transfer data over a network would be considered a 'thing' on the IoT.
Practical applications of IoT technology can be used in many industries today including energy, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, building and supply management, and so much more. Profound.js allows you to take advantage of the resources available from IoT and easily integrate those practical applications into your business. As we move into the second month of the new year, we wanted to look at what advancements could be on the horizon for the Internet of Things in 2018.