26 January IoT Trends 2021 2 MIN READ January 26, 2021 By Katja Streich general posts |use case|, |healthcare|, |office|, |industry| 0 After a challenging 2020, this year we will see increasing demand for connected devices and processes driven by smart healthcare, office, and industrial applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) adoption will continue to redefine operations for numerous industries. Location data will become more and more important, the same goes for connected machines and remote monitoring. Also, some health-and-safety initiatives such as cleaning process optimization technologies and track-and trace capabilities will gather momentum. Trend #1: Connected healthcare sectorDigital technologies are going to further contribute to healthcare services being able to become fully integrated – both to optimize care delivery and to enable more targeted and seamless healthcare. Better connectivity, location data, and the leveraging of new technologies provide hospitals with the opportunity to improve workflows and drive patient and physician satisfaction. Examples can include smart bed management, device monitoring and management applications, and mobile services (smartphone app) for patients. Exemplary Use Case: Digital Support for Triage StaffTrend #2: Connected manufacturingMore and more companies will be looking for business strategies that harness operational and business data for greater visibility, efficiency, control, and customer satisfaction. Connecting people, processes, and supply chains allow for end-to-end visibility and control. Exemplary Use Case: Tracking and Digital Labeling of Containers in LogisticsTrend #3: smart building technologiesWe can expect firms to increasingly focus on developing office strategies that include IoT applications to support employee comfort and improve resource efficiencies. Such concepts could involve energy and environmental monitoring, smart lighting, or sensor-enabled space utilization and activity monitoring. Smart office initiatives will also make greater use of technological aids such as E-Ink displays. Exemplary Use Case: Workplace Occupancy SensingTrend #4: location tracking for employees and consumersDue to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, businesses are facing a new challenge with unprecedented and likely persistent levels of altered safety demands and remote workforces. As a result, employers are looking for ways to ensure their staff’s safety and hinder the spread of the coronavirus while maintaining operational procedures. In order to deliver convenient customer and employee experiences, brands will turn to location monitoring and contact tracking methods based on easy-to-use wearables, for example. This can ensure that customers and employees are following the company’s directions regarding social distancing and can help identify contact persons of infected individuals. Exemplary Use Case: Location Tracking & Contact Tracing Do you want to improve your competitiveness by leveraging IoT applications? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to discuss potential use cases with you. Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Corporate Events - Types and Trends You Have to Be Aware of Big companies organize different types of events in order to make new international standards, create strategies or celebrate success. What are the typical corporate events and trends? Read More infsoft 2018 Year in Review This blog post looks back on the year 2018 and describes the developments and trends that characterized infsoft's business year. Read More Brand New White Paper on Indoor Positioning The infsoft white paper is aimed to help you find a way through the complex topic of indoor positioning and related services. Read More Internet of Things and Indoor Positioning – This Is How You Can Profit from Combining Them The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the major technology trends of the past years. See how it is connected to indoor positioning. Read More Digital Technologies Improve Travels by Air – what Passengers Wish for The travel chain is becoming more and more digital. A recent study by Bitkom focuses on the question, which digital services passengers desire. Read more about it and learn about the features which the Frankfurt Airport App already offers. Read More Linking Smart Office Applications This blog post shows the possibility of linking infsoft products by using the example of a comprehensive solution for office environments. Read More Comments are closed.