Coming To Your City – The Internet Of Machines

Paul Wallbank | SmartCompany | July 4, 2013

An intriguing infographic from Spanish sensor manufacturer Libelium – which to Australian ears sounds like a new age defamation law firm – illustrates how the internet of things is being used in all walks of life from shipping containers to park benches.

The notable thing about the diagram is pretty well all of the sensor applications have been available for years – in some cases decades – and it's only with the arrival of cheap sensors and pervasive internet access that widespread monitoring has becoming possible.

The real challenge is managing all the data this equipment gathers; that's going to be one of the big jobs of the next decade.

Open Health News' Take: 

If you are interested in the 'Internet of Things' and the issue of sensors collecting data on almost every facet of our lives, you really ought to read about the recently released report on the "National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations"  -  Peter Groen, Senior Editor, Open Health News