What will happen in a world where things are all connected by a network? How should Japan increase its productivity with an unprecedented population decline and a small number of people? I would like to introduce an article about future IOT.
IoT market size
Since IoT is one of the hottest technologies today, research firm IDC predicts that the global IoT market will grow to $ 745 billion in 2019. Double-digit growth, up 15.4% from $ 646 billion in 2018. Furthermore, this double-digit growth is projected to continue until 2022, and the size of the IoT market is projected to reach $ 1 trillion (about 108 trillion yen) by 2022.
By industry, the industry with the highest spending on IoT in 2019 is
119 billion dollars (about 13 trillion yen) in assembly manufacturing,
By use, the highest spending forecast in 2019 is
100 billion dollars (10.8 trillion yen) in manufacturing operations
It has become. After all it seems that the utilization in the manufacturing field is progressing.
In terms of compound annual growth rate by 2022, the highest industry is projected to be insurance at 17.1%, followed by central government at 16.1% and healthcare at 15.4%.
And personal IoT consumption such as smart homes will reach $ 108 billion (about 11.8 trillion yen) in 2019, and it is predicted to be the second largest industrial sector overall.
According to IDC Japan, the size of the domestic IoT market is projected to grow at 7.3 trillion yen in 2019, then grow at an average annual rate of 13.3%, and reach 11.8 trillion yen in 2023.
In this way, IoT will be widely used and utilized in all fields from business to daily life while maintaining a high growth rate.
8 IoT Utilization Cases at Home (Smart Home)
"MAMORIO" to quickly find what you lost
"MAMORIO" makes it easy to find things that you have lost in your house. Attach or place an ultra-thin, small device that you don't want to lose, such as a key or wallet. When MAMORIO leaves the hand, it will notify the smartphone that was linked with when and where it was lost.
In addition, there is a function to "find with everyone" that tells you where MAMORIO is away from you and other users, and a function that notifies you when MAMORIO arrives at the MAMORIO Spot installed in the station or town. ..
It is an IoT product recommended for people who often lose their keys and wallets.
Manage lighting with your smartphone "PHILIPS Hue"
"PHILIPS Hue" is an IoT product provided by PHILIPS LIGHTING, which allows you to control the lighting with your smartphone or tablet.
Not only can you turn the lights on and off, but you can also control the brightness and lighting color from your smartphone. You can easily change the lighting according to the atmosphere and mood, such as watching a movie or eating. You can also use your smartphone to turn on the lights when you are away from home to help prevent crime, or to turn on the lights automatically at a specified time.
Furthermore, by linking with Netflix, it is possible to automatically change the lighting according to the movie you watch and create a suitable atmosphere, making it a very multifunctional IoT lighting.
Open and close the entrance with your smartphone "August Smart Lock"
"August Smart Lock" can convert the front door of a house to IoT. By installing a dedicated product in the key part of the door, it is possible to open and close from the smartphone, keep a record of who entered and exited when, and temporarily give a spare key that can be used with the smartphone to family and friends. ..
"Nest Thermostat" that learns the tastes of residents and automatically adjusts the temperature
A thermostat that regulates the room temperature of the house. "Nest Thermostat" is an IoT product that evolves such a thermostat with IoT and manages the room temperature of the house.
By linking Nest Thermostat equipped with a temperature sensor with home appliances such as air conditioners and heaters, the room temperature is automatically adjusted. Furthermore, the great thing about Nest Thermostat is that the built-in artificial intelligence learns the wake-up time and return time of the resident, and adjusts to the optimum room temperature for each resident, taking into account seasonal changes.
After all, even families living in the same house have different wake-up and return times and different tastes, so it is very grateful that they automatically adjust to the optimum room temperature for each.
In addition, it is equipped with an energy-saving function that automatically turns off the air conditioner when there are no more people in the house.
Control switches throughout the house "Microbot Push"
"MicroBot Push" is an IoT product that allows you to control various switches throughout the house from your smartphone.
It's easy to install, and you can control the switch from your smartphone by simply sticking it on the switch of a light or other home appliance with double-sided tape.
It is a very convenient IoT product for people with disabilities as well as when it is troublesome to go to the switch and turn on the lights from outside.
Automatic control of air purifier "Blue air Aware"
"Blue air Aware" allows you to measure the degree of air pollution in the room in real time and check the condition from your smartphone.
Depending on how dirty the air is, you can turn on the air purifier or ventilate it yourself, but if you work with Blueair's dedicated air purifier, it will automatically adjust to the air condition. It cleans the air.
IoT LED light "MAmoria it" that automatically lights up in the event of an earthquake
The "MAmoria it" IoT LED light is a reliable tool when a power outage occurs due to an earthquake. When an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 4 or higher occurs, it automatically lights up, so you can immediately grasp the location, and you can lift it up and use it as a flashlight.
There are many earthquakes in Japan, so I would like to see more products that utilize IoT, such as "MAmoria it," which are useful in the event of an earthquake.
"FridgeCam" that allows you to check the contents of the refrigerator from your smartphone
"FridgeCam" is a small IoT camera that automatically recognizes the inside of the refrigerator with its own tracking function and allows you to check the image from your smartphone.
Since you can check the real-time video anywhere, you don't have to worry about "Is that ingredient in the refrigerator?" When shopping, and you can use the ingredients in the refrigerator without wasting them.
4 examples of IoT utilization in automobiles
Hitachi remote parking system
The "remote parking system" is a system that utilizes IoT, which allows you to park your car remotely from your smartphone. In addition to remote control from a smartphone, automatic parking is also possible, and obstacles can be detected by sensors.
"Hitoe" that measures the health condition of the driver in real time and reduces accidents
The "hitoe" developed by the NTT Group and SAP, which handles software, is an IoT device that can be worn on the body to understand the health status of the driver and prevent accidents.
Based on the measurement results of heart rate, psychological stability, and central fatigue (brain fatigue), the driver's health condition such as fatigue and tension can be grasped.
"Mojio" that records driving data of automobiles
"Mojio" is an IoT device that can measure and record various driving data by attaching a terminal to a car.
By analyzing the recorded data, you can tell us the way to your destination, you can know the condition of the car such as whether inspection or repair is necessary, you can grasp the location information in real time, etc. Information can be collected efficiently.
Sending operation data in real time "Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau"
The Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau is trying to introduce an IoT system to eliminate dissatisfaction with bus waiting times. Unlike trains, buses often do not arrive at the scheduled time, and there are many complaints.
Therefore, the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has introduced a mechanism to transmit operation data in real time by installing a transmitter on the bus. Real-time operation information is consulted with an analog flip installed at the bus stop, and passengers can check where the bus they are trying to get on is just by looking at the flip.
4 IoT Utilization Cases in the Medical / Healthcare Field
Telemedicine service "Plush Care" that allows you to see a doctor at home
"Plush Care" is a telemedicine service that allows you to receive medical treatment from a doctor by using your smartphone at home. Currently, I can only receive medical treatment for symptoms such as colds, which are less urgent, but I am very happy that I do not have to go to the hospital and wait in the waiting room when I am sick. You can also choose a doctor.
Currently, services are available only in 18 states in the United States, but telemedicine is provided by some hospitals in Japan, and demand should be high in Japan, where the number of elderly people is increasing. Similar services will be widespread in Japan.
Analyzing toothpaste and proposing the optimal brushing method "GUMPLAY"
"GUMPLAY" is an IoT product that attaches to a toothbrush and analyzes the polishing method by polishing as usual, and proposes the optimum polishing method.
The main body is equipped with an acceleration sensor, LED, and Bluetooth, and you can check the improved polishing method by linking with a smartphone. In addition, original contents such as games are also available, so children can enjoy brushing their teeth. When you don't brush your teeth, you can use it as a toothbrush stand.
"Fit Bank" that manages the physical condition data of your dog
FitBark is an IoT service that allows you to manage your dog's health by attaching a wearable device to your pet's pet to acquire physical condition data such as calories burned and sleep condition.
Currently, data on more than 200 breeds of dogs in more than 100 countries have already been acquired, and optimal health management can be performed for each breed.
"HEXOSKIN" that can measure heart rate and respiration just by wearing
"HEXOSKIN" is an IoT heart rate and breathing measurement device that can be worn like a T-shirt. You can measure your heart rate, respiration rate, vital capacity, etc. just by wearing a shirt.
The good thing about "HEXOSKIN" is that you can wear it as normal clothing, so you can measure your heart rate and breathing in real time for the whole day, not only in your daily life but also during exercise and sleep. And various acquired health data are managed and analyzed on the cloud, and support daily health management.
4 IoT Utilization Cases in the Agricultural Field
Yanmar Smart Assist
IoT is also used to manage agricultural machinery.
Yanmar's "Smart Assist" aims to realize efficient agriculture by attaching sensors to agricultural machinery and collecting information. The information collected includes not only information about crops, but also location information and operating status of agricultural machinery, and it quickly detects theft and malfunction of machinery and notifies you immediately.
Remotely check the condition of crops "Vegitalia"
"Vegitalia" is a service that utilizes IoT to check the condition of crops on a smartphone or tablet without going to the farm by installing a sensor in the field. A monitoring system that can measure CO2 and soil temperature is installed as a sensor, and by analyzing various accumulated data, it is possible to remotely check the growth state of crops.
By managing it remotely, you can prioritize the areas where you are not growing well, so you can work more efficiently and reduce production costs.
"Foop", a smart kitchen garden that grows indoors
"Foop" An IoT device that can efficiently grow small vegetables of 15 cm or less, such as lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and mint, indoors such as at home. It is equipped with as many as five sensors for efficient cultivation and keeps the growing environment of vegetables in the optimum condition. It also has a function to notify the smartphone when the vegetables are about to be eaten, which is useful for eating fresh vegetables.
The following five sensors are installed.
Illuminance sensor: Detects the brightness of the room
Temperature / humidity sensor: Operates an environment adjustment fan according to temperature and humidity
Water level sensor: Adjust the water level
Door sensor: Notifies the open / closed status of the acrylic cover
CO2 sensor: Measures the CO2 concentration in the air
Inheritance of agricultural know-how
The labor shortage in agriculture, which is currently a serious problem, may be solved by utilizing IoT technology. One of the causes of labor shortage is that it is difficult to pass on agricultural know-how.
Therefore, using IoT, the state of crops made by craftsmen and the environment of fields are accumulated as quantified data. The accumulated data can be confirmed objectively, and it will be possible to analyze it with artificial intelligence and feed back the know-how to the successor more easily than before.
It also helps to grow high quality crops by analyzing how delicious vegetables grow.
The inheritance of know-how has become a problem not only in agriculture but also in various engineers in the manufacturing industry and repair fields. Therefore, feedback of know-how utilizing IoT will become important in the future.
Two selections of IoT utilization cases in the manufacturing industry
FUJITSU "Intelligence Dashboard" that visualizes factory data in real time and increases productivity
The manufacturing industry is also the main battlefield for IoT utilization.
FUJITSU provides the "Inteligent Dashboard," a system that aims to improve productivity and quality by connecting factory data in various locations via the Internet, visualizing it, and managing it collectively. The Inteligent Dashboard allows you to analyze information from various sensors installed in the factory in real time with analysis software originally developed by FUJITSU and check it on the monitor.
Shanghai electronics company "INESA" has introduced Inteligent Dashboard to improve productivity and quality. By making it possible to collectively manage and visualize various data and images of the factory production line in real time with Inteligent Dashboard, the quality and speed of problem handling and improvement are improved, and product quality and productivity are improved. I am.
Manage machines with Komatsu's IoT
Komatsu Ltd., a construction and mining machinery manufacturer, utilizes his IoT to provide an IoT system that grasps the status of construction machinery that is in operation or inactive around the world.
By using this system, you will be able to understand where, what kind of machine is out of order, and whether maintenance is required, and you will be able to take immediate action.
It also seems to play a major role in Komatsu's own sales strategy, as it allows us to understand what kind of machinery is in demand in which region.
4 selections of IoT utilization in smart cities
"Meiden Manhole Antenna" to prevent damage from urban floods with manholes
As one of the ways to utilize IoT for community development, Meidensha provides a manhole-type IoT device "Meiden Manhole Antenna" to prevent flooding in the city.
Based on the data from the water level sensor and gas sensor attached to the manhole, it is expected to detect urban inundation due to heavy rain as soon as possible and prevent damage. In recent years, heavy rain damage has been occurring frequently in various parts of Japan, so it is hoped that this manhole-type IoT device will be installed nationwide as soon as possible to reduce heavy rain damage as much as possible.
"IoT toilet" that shows which station's toilet is open
Itochu Techno-Solutions (CTC), a major contract development company in Japan, is developing IoT toilets that show the availability of toilets. You can check the availability of toilets in stations and buildings in real time on your smartphone, and you can prevent the situation that "when I went to the toilet at the last minute, everything was full".
I think you all have had a stomachache when you were walking on the train or in the city, and when you went to the bathroom, you were buried and in trouble. So it's an IoT service that I want to spread nationwide as soon as possible.
"Streetline" that tells us the availability information of the parking lot
StreetLine is an IoT service that tells you the availability of parking lots in the city in real time. An app has been released, but it is a pity that the target area is still a little less than 20,000 parking lots in some cities in the United States, and Japan is not yet compatible.
Many people find it troublesome to find a parking lot, and it is very difficult to find a parking lot especially in urban areas and at events, so like the IoT toilets I mentioned earlier, I want IoT services to spread in Japan as soon as possible. is.
Smart trash can "Big Belly Solar" that shows the accumulated state of trash in real time
"Big Belly Solar" is a smart trash can that allows you to know his garbage accumulation information in real time. BigBelly Solar is expected to reduce the cost of garbage collection by optimizing the frequency and route of garbage collection.
In addition, he said that Big Belly Solar is powered by the energy of solar power generation, and it is also a wonderful feature that it is eco-friendly.
The use of IoT is about to begin
This time, we have introduced 26 examples of IoT that are currently being used, but in reality they are being used for many more things. If 5G becomes widespread in the future, the range of IoT utilization should expand further.
Although not introduced in this article, smart speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo are also a type of IoT utilization and are the most familiar examples. Nowadays, smartphones are the center of our lives, but it is said that voice operations will be the main focus in the future, and we will be able to operate anything by voice.
Furthermore, if IoT permeates the entire society from life to business and a true IoT society is realized, it will not even be necessary for people to bother to operate by voice etc., and machines will automatically control and act according to human behavior. It will be such a dreamlike era.