RE: Notes from IoT presentation

Thank you, Scott, for a thoughtful summary at the meeting and for circulating your notes.

From: Scott Hollier []
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:19 AM
To: RQTF <>
Subject: Notes from IoT presentation

To the RQTF

Thanks everyone for the opportunity to present tonight on some interesting IoT literature. I've provided my rough notes below.




  *   75 Years of IoT: Dick Tracy's watch!
  *   Technical definition

     *   advanced services
     *   interconnecting (physical and virtual) things
     *   based on ICT

  *   Kevin Ashton coined term 1999

     *   Humans create most information online, but time-poor and inaccurate
     *   This is why IoT is important
     *   Big data and cloud required to store IoT data

  *   20.4 billion devices by 2020, about 7 billion now


  *   9n 1999, IoT was largely conceptual
  *   But some manufacturers had a go
  *   2000 LG Digital DIOS refrigerator

     *   Connect online
     *   Web browser and e-mail
     *   Detect groceries
     *   Order replacement

  *   Problems:

     *   Dial-up
     *   Clunky interface
     *   Manually programmed
     *   No online grocery stores
     *   $USD20,000

  *   Why consumer IoT came back in 2015

     *   Connectivity
     *   Sensors / obtaining specific and accurate information
     *   Affordability
     *   User interface (e.g. Alexa 2015)


  *   Broad IoT benefits:

     *   Real-time marketing
     *   Situational awareness
     *   Sensor-driven decisions
     *   Process optimisation
     *   Optimised resource consumption
     *   Instantaneous control and response

  *   Issues:

     *   Privacy
     *   Security (hacking, authentication, data validity)


Two main categories:

  *   Industrial/monitoring: sensors and multitude of ways data can be conveyed (RFID, wireless, NFC, Bluetooth)

  *   Consumer engagement with IoT:

     *   Built-in UI
     *   Smartphone app UI
     *   Digital assistant/smart speaker UI



  *   Lots of literature on disability, but most relating to health
  *   Sensors or smartphones used to monitor people with disabilities passively, but help provided in real-time
  *   Key things:

     *   The more data, the better the diagnosis
     *   There's a lot that can be monitored even just from a smartphone or wearable (temp, humidity, heart rate, movement,)
     *   IoT is helping diagnosis and saving lives


  *   Consumer interaction:

     *   Built-in interface tricky due to no AT but GPII may be solution
     *   Smartphone useful for many
     *   Smart speaker proving great new benefits

        *   Person in wheelchair reaching buttons
        *   Blind person verbal interaction
        *   IMPORTANT: smartcard another option, tone replacement

  *   Internationalisation and interoperability

     *   Amazon Echo doesn't work outside US
     *   Google Home does but not as well supported
     *   Apple Home Pod likely


  *   Amazon echo used in school libraries leading to politeness and more time for staff
  *   Literature around campus and smart classrooms for engagement a
  *   Looks at environmental optimisation in classroom
  *   Bluetooth beacons for navigation
  *   Best one: lecture and students

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