@MS423 - with things like Google Shopping Express and Amazon Prime / Fresh, it's a wonder that people still go to stores, really. I, personally, enjoy the experience of shopping. But in times where you are too busy at work or anything else to go to a furniture store, navigate it, and pick out the right thing, it's nice to know you can just order it and will show up in two days at your house.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.