Smart Systems and the Internet of Things are driven by a combination of:
The interactions between theses entities are creating new types of smart applications and services.
SENSORS & ACTUATORS
We are giving our world a digital nervous system. Location data using GPS sensors. Eyes and ears using cameras and microphones, along with sensory organs that can measure everything from temperature to pressure changes.
These inputs are digitized and placed onto networks.
PEOPLE & PROCESSES
These networked inputs can then be combined into bi-directional systems that integrate data, people, processes and systems for better decision making.