IoT Sensors Extend Our Physical Senses Beyond Our Physical Reach
IoT sensors extend our physical senses beyond our physical reach and communicate the results from afar. 3D modeling, 3D printers, and sounds, vibrations and colors on your smartphones can then provide tactile experiences augmented by real-time status data to bring a digital version of reality to you, anywhere in the world via a standard smartphone.
Wireless M2M (machine to machine) or IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and 3D modeling and visualization tools enable you to see and monitor conditions at distance - in real-time. Visualization tools like those from SVS Innovations make it possible to digitally model in 3D and with great accuracy an object or a building and to see the sensor data in real-time. Visualization and tactile feedback tools can then quickly communicate changing conditions to you, alerts, patterns or variations in activity or data patterns. Sensor data, visualization and tactile feedback tools can truly augment your reality all on your smartphone or tablet.
Combining sensor data and 3D visualization tools can even take you beyond 3D (longitude, latitude and altitude). With the addition of time/date, tactile feedback and real-time sensor data, you can begin adding more dimensions. Instead of simply viewing a static 3D model of an object, changing colors and other means of visualization can begin communicating actual real-time events, activities and behaviors on the 3D model. This is powerful and all real today. This technology truly extends your physical senses.
Digitally modeled realities enable experts, from anywhere in the world, to work and manage factories, farms and other kinds of operations from distant locations. The obstacles of the past, lack of information and monitoring capabilities, that resulted in operational blind spots are quickly disappearing as more sensors are placed and beginning communicating measured reality.
I can image near-term scenarios where entire factory floors are digitally replicated and real-time operations can be viewed and managed from great distance. Every component of the operation can be monitored via sensor data. Aberrations, out of compliance data, and other faults would instantly cause tactile alerts, notifications and remedies to be implemented.
Sensors are now moving beyond simple measurements of reality. In the military space, acoustical sensors can now pin-point the location of incoming bullets, rockets and missiles in real-time and activate instantaneous countermeasures.
We live in crazy times.