The Internet of Things relates to physical objects that are embedded with technology that can share and exchange data over the internet, or other network. It is commonly associated in the consumer market with concepts of the “smart home”, where common household appliances are connected and can be controlled by the user, but the Internet of Things is a wide ranging convergence of multiple technologies and fields.  

It has increasing uses in healthcare, as systems become digitised and data collection becomes a key part of not only research, but also the monitoring of a huge range of medical conditions. It is used in transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure and many more areas besides these. Use cases can be as small as a single sensor on a product, or systems that monitor entire ecosystems, spanning vast geographical areas.  

The Internet of Things is one of the fastest growing sectors and crosses over into many other sectors, making this an exciting time for the many companies who are working in this area.