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Internet of Things. Behaviors and Applications


Internet of Things

As a part of our engagement plans to strengthen partnership with the entrepreneur community at “Elm”, we held the 21st webinar during the COVID-19 quarantine and hosted Dr. Arwa Al-Thagafi, the Vice-Chair of Innovation at Wadi El Taybeh Company, who spoke about the concept of IoT and how it can improve our behaviors and life.

Meaning of IoT

When we talk about the value of the IoT, it is not from the technological perspective; rather we look at its impact on human behavior. IoT is usually defined as connected devices/sensors via an IP address where data is transformed or received. The key discussion, however, is about how can we use such data to improve our quality of life?

Statistics about connecting to the Internet

Almost all devices such as Smart TVs, E-games, and other smart devices are connected to the network in various ways. The latest global statistics indicate that 50 billion devices are generally connected to the Internet! Consider the enormous amount of data usage. The purpose of IoT is to develop smart applications in a way that is aligned with our lives and improves our behaviors and habits. The infrastructure in KSA will contribute to activating innovative solutions for IoT.

How can devices improve our behavior?

IoT consists of several layers, the first layer contains sensors attached via an IP address that connects several devices where data are transformed and analyzed. The added value of IoT is that it can measure improvements in human behavior by comparing with previous data. In other words, IoT can be used as feedback for behavior received from associated devices.

IoT Area of Work

The latest studies point to an increase in demand for innovations that advance the analysis of social and human behavior in various fields. For example; workers in factories can improve their work performance by rationalizing their use of chemicals and electricity which may contribute to reducing the risk of high usage. Therefore, IoT is essential to improving processes and for future innovation.