Nice article by forbes on a question many people forget to ask/challenge. Arguably the greatest hurdles sensor technology for IoT faces right now are system integration and performance over time. Difficulties during this process can occur for a number of reasons.The good news, however, is that sensor technology has proven itself steadfast despite these challenges. For example, sensors must be resilient and strong in the face of harsh conditions. Tech that monitors temperature, fluids and gases, vibrations and sound, or even light can be subject to potential physical damage, leaving a blind spot in the supposed holistic system that IoT entails. But with the advent of powerful sensing materials, particularly various nanomaterials, our sensors are more resilient than ever.
Smart technology does what we tell it to do, in theory. That might seem obvious in a world where Alexa can dim our lights on command, manipulate our thermostats or connect us with the delivery person knocking at our door, but given how much we are starting to take these capabilities for granted, let’s start here. Of course, our internet of things (IoT) devices are only ever as good as the data their sensors gather. An IoT system normally features countless small embedded sensors that can collect and transmit data through a wide breadth of devices. This information is given in real time and is highly accurate, allowing businesses to clearly see where they might need to make changes and improvements to their products and processes.