Technology Landscape – Internet Of Things (IoT)
“Internet of things (IoT)” is a concept that has caught the attention of most tech companies in all sectors of activity. Though a technically challenging topic, IOT can effect the way we live and work.
What is Internet of Things?
In simple words, IoT is about making things or devices “smarter” by using connectivity over internet so that data can be exchanged. This can include anything like vehicles, buildings, phones, household items and almost anything that you can think of. Imagine a giant network, where people and things are connected and the user can remotely access these devices with some software or sensor.
IoT can help build a smarter disaster management system via prediction of forest fires, earthquakes, tsunami etc. IoT would also provide a better Healthcare System. What if wearable devices foretell the human diseases before they actually occur.
Internet of Things in Healthcare
In the recent years, there has been a major focus on IoT in healthcare. Technology giants like Qualcomm and Samsung are dominating the market in terms of R&D, technology development and IP activity.
TT Consultants, recently conducted a Landscape Analysis to get an insight into the patenting and technological activity in the domain of IoT in healthcare domain. The reports seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of techniques in the field of IoT in healthcare, by focusing on particular technological fields to highlight essential technologies, know-how, processes and methods that are necessary to meet the basic development needs. It provides an analysis on the type of sensors assisting in data connectivity. The report identifies the major applicants having fundamental IP position and the new upcoming technologies in the field. It summarizes the IP activity globally and predicts the role of China in the future of IoT.