How IoT Assists in Ecological Strain Reduction

Applied Tech Review | Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Connectivity and sensor technology contribute to a greener world, and the tech world is beginning to see IoT devices improve home and farm energy efficiency.

FREMONT, CA: A prominent role in the future of smart cities is being fulfilled by the Internet of Things (IoT). Using IoT can benefit almost all aspects of the public service sector. 1TSensor-enabled devices help cities monitor their environmental impact, collect data on sewerage, air quality, and garbage. Below are a few good ways the Internet of Things is assisting in reducing ecological strains.

Sustainability on-the-go

An intelligent, autonomous vehicle could usher in a new era of green driving, with cars communicating and processing what other vehicles are about to do. This contributes to vehicles driving at a steady speed with only a few meters between vehicles, thus reducing the fuel efficiency linked to the changes in speed and gear ratios associated with human-operated vehicles.

Linked wildlife

Initiatives like this have proven to be effective in preserving species that were on the brink of extinction. With the help of geo-mapping collars and connected drones, wildlife experts and scientists could help resurrect the species by using their collar data and drones to map their location and activities.

No wastage

Lighting a home that will never be occupied wastes a lot of energy. But home appliances that are intelligent and connected can reduce unnecessary energy use. Furthermore, vehicles can link to residences, helping people make use of more diverse options for conservation.

Sensing progress

Sensors are far more sophisticated than they were just a few years ago and are now easily accessible to the general public. For example, several sensors monitor air quality and alert smartphone users via applications whenever their levels are hazardous or risk respiratory health. This will benefit the user and help spread pollution and high emissions awareness in large populations. Some kinds of radiation treatment devices are also used in the mining industry. Encouraging local, state, and federal government organizations to combat rising pollution levels is an excellent way to promote community and municipal well-being.

Artificially intelligent farming

Farmers can reduce their waste production and use smart sensors to measure external factors such as weather, humidity, and sunlight to monitor their agricultural processes accurately. In many cases, there is the option of reducing the amount of water used to hydrate growing crops. For example, a sensor can discover when the soil's moisture levels are just right, at which point the water usage can be reduced. By implementing IoT technology, farmers can both conserve resources and increase energy efficiency. ​

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