Dr. Andrew Paice, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
The future of Internet of Things (IOT) will be driven by the applications we choose, and this will create new engineering challenges for the future.
With the advent of 5G or LoRaWAN communications, the problem of connectivity seems like it is about to be solved, and the vision of an IOT spanning all industrial and consumer applications seems to be almost a reality. Simultaneously, the availability of low-cost, low-power sensing and computing platforms means that it is feasible for nearly anyone to create an IoT device. However, market acceptance depends on creating something that enhances the quality of life for those using the system and can be used sustainably. To achieve this, there is a need for new approaches to the design, engineering, and maintenance of IoT systems, which, in turn, must be driven by a deep understanding of the real-world context of the application.
iHomeLab has been applying IoT technology for smart energy management and active and assisted living for over 10 years. In this talk, Andrew Paice highlights the key factors for the acceptance of technology, and reflects on the resulting implications for the design, development, and implementation of IoT systems. This leads to a vision of human- or application- centered IoT design for the future.