On a recent morning, I got an email from an anonymous source, who asked for permission to use his name.
The source told me that he was a research fellow at the Center for International Research on Ubiquitous Computing (CIRCU) at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
I was not surprised that the source was willing to share his name; the researchers at the CIRCU are among the most prominent research institutions on the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
“It’s a very good thing for the field, because there’s a lot of people doing the same research,” says CIRU’s co-founder, Roberta St. Cyr.
The Internet of things is the new Internet of Value, as the internet of things revolutionises how people and businesses interact with one another. “
There are lots of different types of sensors that can collect and transmit data, and these sensors can then be combined in different ways, and that makes them very flexible.”
The Internet of things is the new Internet of Value, as the internet of things revolutionises how people and businesses interact with one another.
According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, the IoT market is expected to grow from $2.8 trillion in 2020 to $6.2 trillion in 2030.
“As IoT becomes more and larger, we will see more and bigger and more data,” says St. Julian.
“That’s what makes the Internet so interesting.
People will be able to gather data about each other, their products, their processes and their processes will be connected to a database that will be used to make products, services, and businesses more efficient.”
But what are the IoT sensors?
What are they?
What does it mean to be a IoT-enabled company?
To find out, I reached out to St. Cyr, who is also a co-director of the Centre for Ubiquity and Knowledge.
The answer is not quite as easy as it sounds.
IoT sensors are not just sensors but also “micro sensors” that can be attached to a smart device.
For example, a smart phone could be connected with a web-connected sensor that collects data about when the user is using the phone.
Or, a fitness tracker could be attached with a smart wearable that can track and record how active the user has been over time.
In a way, these sensors are already embedded in devices.
In fact, the majority of smart home devices already use IoT sensors, says St Cyr.
“We have IoT sensors in a number of different ways: we’re going to be able [to] integrate them in a variety of different devices,” she says.
“The IoT sensors can provide the real-time analytics for us to make sure that we are doing the right things and are monitoring the right data.”
For example: a wearable that records heart rate and activity during sleep can alert you when you need to take a break.
“You could also add sensors to a device to monitor if the device is working properly or not,” she adds.
“So if you’re doing something like a shower, then you could see what’s going on with your skin, and you could monitor if you need a shower,” says Dr. St. Eren Elinav, co-creator of the Ubiquiti IoT Hub.
“And that’s where it becomes really interesting.”
For instance, a device could collect data on the time it takes for a smart object to walk through a room.
This can then provide you with a quick way to measure how long it takes to get from room to room.
“A lot of the things that we see as IoT in this field are things that are already there,” says Elinav.
“What we’re seeing are the sensors are getting more sophisticated and the sensors have sensors inside them, so they’re becoming more connected.”
For many companies, the data collected from IoT sensors is very valuable.
“If you’re a business, you have to be aware of this information and use it to make decisions,” says Jiajia Zhang, chief technology officer at Sennheiser.
“But you don’t have to make these decisions right away.
The data is there to help you make those decisions.”
If you want to understand more about the IoT, you can visit Sennheimers.com and browse through the company’s offerings, such as its products, research and development capabilities.
Com also has a free IoT-centric course available, and it is available for both university and private customers.
But if you want a more in-depth look at IoT in the broader IoT industry, Sennhetis.com also offers a variety in-person training, workshops and other events.
For instance in May 2018, the company held an event at its offices in Seattle to discuss IoT.
“At Sennheiers, we are focused on building the most powerful platform for IoT in Canada,” says Rami Hammad, vice president of