Impact of Internet of Things on Societal Applications

  • Tanya SrivastavaEmail author
  • Shikha Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 989)


The technology of Internet of things, also curtailed as IoT, is an emerging technology these days and is often used to connect various appliances or the gadgets that are generally used by us in our daily life with the facility of internet so as to make us capable of sending commands to these connected devices in order to perform a piece of work or an action in a desired manner without the involvement of any human labor. It is introduced to reduce the mankind labor that is generally involved in performing certain activities and to spawn everything in an automatic environment that works on the basis of commands. IoT technology has its major emphasis on the connection between the “things” and the Internet. This “thing” mentioned here can be a living thing, which may include a man or an animal, so as to sense the occurrence of various activities that take place in them. It can also be a non-living thing including the gadgets or any other electronic appliances. IoT incorporates various devices that are enabled by an active connection to the Internet and are able to transfer information collected by them. These devices then act upon the records collected from their surroundings through sensors that are rooted in them. IoT technology comes up with a large range of applications these days. Some of their uses are in smart watches, smart home security and household appliances, embedded cars, and many more. In the past few years, IoT has emerged out as an innovatory technology by converting the normal conventional industries into smart industries by its numerous applications in the field of Industrial IoT and in our ordinary homes to smart homes by its applications in Home Automation System. This review paper has its emphasis on what is IoT, its working, its various applications in industrial purposes, its beneficial applications to humans and its affect in our daily lives. It also consists of a few setbacks IoT technology and various methods of removing those drawbacks so as to make it more beneficial to mankind.


Sensors IOT technology Internet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and TechnologyAmity UniversityLucknowIndia

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