What is IoT？
◯Definition of IoT
IoT stands for "Internet of Things". It is a mechanism to connect things to each other by connecting to the Internet, exchange information with each other and control them.
◯How IoT Works
IoT works based on the following flow.
① Acquire information from objects with "sensor"
② Accumulate data in "※ cloud" via the Internet
③ Analyze the data accumulated in the cloud
④ Objects work according to analysis result
※ "Cloud" ... servers connected by network. Because information is on a network space like clouds, it is called a cloud.
◯Classification of IoT
IoT can be divided into several stages.
3rd stage：Automation of optimization and efficiency improvement
Those connected by IoT are not only digital ones (smartphones, televisions, cars, electric appliances), but also analog items (wallets, shoes, clothes) and people.
Based on connected things, IoT is divided into several phases.
Also, those that connect robots in the network are called "IoRT (Internet of Robotic Things)" in particular.
We focused on nursing robots utilizing IoRT technology and carried out demonstration experiments on robots that alleviate nursing care burden.
→Go to "Experiment" page
◯Why has IoT become popular?
IoT recent years, it has made a rapid spread, which depends
on four factors.
- Price reduction of sensor·Increase of type
- Price reduction of devices
- Improvement of communication environment
- Development of data accumulation / analysis infrastructure (cloud service)
For these reasons, data has become fast and cheap to handle.
◯Changes that IoT brings to the society
By linking "things and people" and "things and things
(M2M)",we came to be able to do following things that only
IoT could realize.
- Mass Collection of Data
- Analysing of Data
- Creation of New Value by Utilizing Analysis Results
In order to grasp how the user uses the product, they have done interviews and questionnaires so far, but this did not necessarily give accurate results. In that sense, in terms of accurate grasp, IoT has brought about great progress.
In the age of mass production, although the distance between "creator" and "user" was far apart,
The unidirectional development method, from enterprise to user, becomes interactive from enterprise to user / from user to enterprise, and new value can be created.
In this way, by having everything connected to the Internet anytime, anywhere and in any environment, various new services are provided, our lives become convenient, the economy is activated and social problems are alleviated. We call it ubiquitous society.
In the present age,which changed from the mass production society to the ubiquitous society,
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