3 IoT Stories To Read This Week by Romin Irani - Part 1

The “3 IoT Stories To Read This Week” is our collection of 3 stories on IoT from across the web that we believe will be interesting for our readers. These are selected from tens of stories that we have gone through and the stories selected have our summary that give you a gist about what the story covers. We hope you find it useful.

3 IoT Stories To Read This Week - April 11, 2016 Edition

In this week’s edition, we look at a feature checklist for IoT Platforms, MLB introducing wearables for the first time and core factors to consider while designing an IoT product.

The CIOs Checklist For Choosing The Right IoT Platform: An excellent checklist provided by Janakiram MSV, that lists 10 areas that an IoT platform should address to meet some of the strict requirements that is expected from enterprise deployments. Some of the key points include security, support for multiple protocols, a scalable message broker, a rules engine and more. This is a must read if you are in the process of evaluating IoT Platforms for your organization and are facing challenges to select an IoT platform to evaluate. Alternately, if you are providing an IoT Platform, these requirements would soon be expected by key folks implementing IoT solutions.

MLB to debut wearables: Major League Baseball has been lagging behind other sports leagues when it comes to adopting wearables. But this is about to change with this season kicking off with the adoption of MotusBASEBALL and Zephyr Bioharness wearables. The MotusBASEBALL will be used to measure the load on the arm and stress levels , while the Zephr device will be used to track player physiological data. The interesting thing to note here is two key criteria: there will be no live data tracking while the game is in progress and the players need to opt-in for their data to be tracked, for privacy reasons. It is interesting to see and note that in due time, wearables would be monitoring every aspect of sports but concerns of data privacy and real-time feedback could continue to remain for live games.
The Product Design of IoT: With IoT devices being announced on a daily basis, how do you create an experience for a winning product. There are multiple areas to consider like onboarding experience, the value the device offers, the ability of the device to take smart decisions based on data and more. In this article, Joe Johnston, VP, Experience Innovation & the LAB at Universal Mind, takes a look at 3 core elements that help to create the optimum product design experience for an IoT product : Setup, Context & Learning and Designing for Conversational Empathy.

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About the Author


Romin Irani is a software engineer with a career spanning 20 years. He is a strong believer that software industry can change the world for the better and is actively engaged with developer communities around the world, helping push the blurring between physical and digital.

Romin is an avid follower of IoT and an advocate of it’s tremendous potential. Team Smartron thanks Romin for sharing his insights and expertise on the Smartron forum.

Thanks for the post. How do you see IoT evolve in future along with Connected Homes / Smart Homes and Wearable Technologies?

Aren’t they part of bigger IoT world? If yes, what are other components?

Getting all the devices talk to each other (M2M) and cloud based personalized Big data analytics to provide timely and intelligent information to users are essential to productive, secure and rich IoT experience. The overall experience can be further enriched through virtual/augmented reality and more sophisticated gesture/touch/voice recognition.