Between the helmet with air purifierthe fridge that places orders with stores on its own or Cookéo-type kitchen tools, connected objects have arrived in our homes and in our daily lives, but in reality, the internet of things has far more extensive applications than we imagine. In this article, we go a bit off the beaten path by showing you aspects that these technologies are closely related to and that you may not have expected!
Customer service and after-sales service
Imagine being able to call for help without having to contact customer service yourself, by simply pressing a button on a faulty object. If, for example, users of online casinos in Quebec must contact customer advisors via chat to report a technical problem with a slot machine or a virtual gaming table, it is possible in a land-based casino to inform the technicians that a problem has occurred with a slot by pressing a single button. Staff can then proceed with repairs more quickly.
Of course, this technology can also be implemented on everyday objects present in our homes, such as washing machines. Thus, you share the problem with the product supplier’s call platform at the press of a button and an assistant contacts you to help you solve it!
Links between real objects and websites
Some companies have specialized in recent years in the development of a system for linking physical objects to Internet pages, such as Wikipedia pages, via a labeling system. Thanks to the camera of your smartphone, you can for example read the labels of objects exhibited in museums and consult articles that will allow you to know everything about them.
If you are a culture lover, you will love this new technology that is nowadays present in a growing number of exhibition venues. Easy to use, it will allow you to make the most of your visits to the museum!
Reporting anomalies in public places
You have certainly already seen in airports and other public places terminals allowing you to share your level of satisfaction with the services provided. Well, some establishments go further and offer to report specific problems. Lack of soap, paper, or a problem with the evacuation of water in the toilets, absence of an article in a dispenser or broken or faulty equipment, you can sometimes request the intervention of the staff yourself by issuing the alert.
These technologies are also more generally sometimes installed in buildings or condominiums. They can then be informed of a need for lawn mowing, a cleanliness problem or even a malfunction of the elevator thanks to the IoT.
One of the fields in which the Internet of Things is certainly the most promising and the most useful is that of care. We are not just talking here about connected watches or scales, but about complex projects to assist both patients and medical staff. For example, diabetics can now have a chip fitted to constantly testing blood glucose levels. Linked to another insulin-emitting technology, it can automatically cause the discharge of a dose, thus allowing continuous regulation of blood sugar.
Another example would be Maman Kardia, a device that continuously monitors heart rate and thus provides constant monitoring. It also allows to automatically send to the doctor that the patient indicates a detailed report.
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