Internet of Things is disrupting the tech markets around the world and analysts have a consensus opinion that IoT is the next big across which the global investments and businesses will align. The technology used in the smartphone and software market is now reaching its saturation point. People now prefer automation of their day to day tasks as well. This is possible with the use of Internet of Things. Let’s see the most anticipated IoT technologies and devices coming in 2017.
IoT Security Technologies
Famous research firm Gartner predicts that 2017 will be the year of IoT-based security devices. The security anxiety around the world is increasing. Firms and users want to protect their information, data and physical property. There are already some automation systems like iSmartAlarm Premium, Google Home and SimpliSafe Home Security System, but in 2017, you can expect advanced systems that will protect you in the cyber world against the never-ending hacking attacks and breaching.
Standardization of IoT in 2017
Intel and Qualcomm are working on the standards of Internet of Things to bring the community on some common grounds to increase the development and innovation process. Open Internet Consortium (OIC) and the AllSeen Alliance are two of these important standards. We can expect a combined consortium platform made by these two giants in the IoT domain in 2017.
Advancement in IoT Hardware
Chipsets and hardware are the key areas which will be diversified for the future IoT in 2017. Intel is working on high-power datacenters and meshed networks like Edison and Curie over the past two years. Qualcomm is also expanding its Snapdragon line of hardware for the mobile and drone systems. Qualcomm recently acquired CSR and NXP Semiconductors to ramp up its efforts in the IoT domain. So we can expect big things in the hardware sector of the IoT in 2017.
We can expect a lot of advancement in the “connected car” industry in 2017. A latest report by ABI Research suggests thatthe OEM-based connected car penetration in the market will skyrocket to a whopping 60.1% in 2017 from11.4% in 2012.
OticonOpn is the world’s first internet connected hearing aid device company that has recently appointed fortwo CES 2017 awards. This device will be a game changer in 2017 as it will open new vistas related to the role of IoT in the medical field in 2017.
Another great IoT device coming in 2017 is a smart hub named ‘WoHoo’, which would be launched by the Silicon Valley-based company SmartBeings. Smart Hub is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused interactive cloud-like software powered hub for smart homes. WooHoo would help people in the management of daily chores, and let them control devices such as TVs, air conditioners, coffee pots, washing machines and much more.
QuellRelief is a unique IoT device that relieves the person of his pain using a technology which is based on tapping and intervening in the sensory nerves. QuellRelief is a band type device which the patient wears near or on the point of pain. This device has been appointed for 2017 CES award.
Telecommunication for IoT
Companies are also working on connectivity and internet bands that will be able to incorporate the IoT devices. In 2017, African telecom giant Vodacom will start a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network which will be based on radio penetration that is necessary for IoT efficient working.