The Internet of Things is all set to enhance almost every aspect of modern life. By collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data, it will allow us to manage our own health, reduce energy consumption at home and work, monitor and improve our local environment and much, much more.
While the potential applications of the Internet of Things are many and varied, they do share some key characteristics. The devices that collect the data need to be small, easy to use and available almost all the time. These requirements are perhaps most readily apparent in the wearable devices that are already used by millions of people around the world to track their activity, monitor their fitness and improve their wellbeing.