LONDON – Libelium, a supplier of wireless sensor nodes, has produced a list of more than 50 sensor applications that will help drive the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs).
Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas SL (Zaragoza, Spain) estmates that more than 50 billion devices will be able to connect to the Internet by 2020 and the majority of these will do so without any human agency involved.
The connectivity has already started, Libelium said, and to give people an idea of where the IoT revolution is taking place the company has listed 54 Internet of Things applications grouped by 12 vertical markets. The list is part of a 38-page document that describes approaches to implementing the applications, Libelium products and case studies.
The groupings include: urban and remote environments, agriculture and farming, water quality, metering, security and emergencies, retail, logistics, industrial control, domestic automation and e-health. Each grouping has multiple specific sensor applications that could be used for monitoring and triggering preventative action.
"Now we are able to collect data everywhere from our environment, infrastructures, businesses and even ourselves, and this huge amount of information is generating a new ecosystem of business opportunities around its storage, analysis and accessibility," said Alicia Asin. "We want this document to inspire people and companies with all the opportunities around the Internet of Things era.” she added.
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