The Internet of Things and its relationship with Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities were the topic of the presentation I gave at the Centro Citexvi at the University of Vigo.
The Science and Technology Park of Vigo, Citexvi, invited me to participate in a talk on the Internet of Things in an event organised by AMTEGA and CPEIG. Other participants included Rafael Garcia, from Feiraco, and José Antonio Losas from Conexiona.
The Internet of Things is a new concept that has revolutionised the way in which devices connect and interact with each other. The definition of the concept is “the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data”.
The term “Internet of Things” or IoT, first emerged at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, and refers to the M2M, or machine to machine, internetworking. It means that the Internet is no longer just about interactions among people and their devices, but a space where devices relate and exchange data among themselves, without user mediation. The benefits of these changes are varied, ranging from facilitating daily activities to increasing productivity in large industries.