Globally, IoT most often refers to household appliances (such as security systems or lights and speakers), but Sawhney urged the stakeholders to innovate for India’s problems and gave the examples of soil conditions, irrigation, pollution, and transportation.
Worldwide IoT industry is estimated at $300 billion and the number of connected devices at 27 billion by 2020. The possibilities are immense in India as the country is likely to account for over 5% of the global pie.
The technology could also have applications in elder care, where it could be used to unobtrusively monitor medications and daily activities, helping seniors stay independent longer without the need for expensive and invasive live-in care.
Though not the first smart city in the world, Aspern is unique as underground connections for data infrastructure and analytics capabilities were integrated from the ground up as the city started coming up in 2014.
Preserving transmission quality in a form this thin is significant because it would allow antennas to easily be embedded - literally, sprayed on - in a wide variety of objects and surfaces without adding additional weight or circuitry or requiring a certain level of rigidity.
The growth rate in internet usage is increasing in developing nations, also because there is more scope for it when compared with developed countries. But look at the numbers closely and you will once again find that the digital divide has not reduce