The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than just a short hype – the past has clearly shown that. In 2022, trends are moving towards the past, more precisely to the time before the pandemic. We explain what that means exactly and present the three most important IoT trends for 2022.
Trend 1: Telemedicine In Combination With Personal Consultation Hours
Telemedicine experienced a significant growth spurt as a result of the pandemic. For example, more and more doctors are introducing video consultations with their patients instead of face-to-face talks. This made it possible to continue medical care while minimizing the risk of infection.
This trend will continue even after the pandemic: Doctors are introducing personal consultation hours again, as was customary about two years ago. However, video consultation hours and other telemedicine tools make patient care more straightforward and faster. So the new approach is “virtual-first” and, if necessary, back to personal consultation hours.
This trend is also evident in digital health applications (Dina), which are becoming increasingly popular and essential. You can find out more about this topic in our detailed article.
Trend 2: Smart Cities
When you think of smart cities, you probably immediately think of a science fiction city with flying cars or robots around every corner. Of course, that is not what this trend describes. It’s much more about networking and security, which should make people’s lives easier.
The implementation is not as complicated and expensive as you might think. This also became clear at CES 2022. It’s about new Smart Homes, such as energy storage for apartments, or green technology such as solar systems. And all this is combined with AI platforms that distribute the energy and optimize its use.
Trend 3: Internet Of Things And Environmental Protection
Sustainability is playing an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. Individuals live more and more consciously, and at the same time, many companies are taking their responsibility for more sustainability increasingly seriously.
Companies have easier access to sustainable processes thanks to new technologies such as 5G and the Internet of Things. They are, at the same time, the drivers when investing in sustainable systems.
Start New IoT Projects With Softeq
All necessary technologies are there to start new IoT projects. If you are still looking for a suitable partner for implementation, you will find it with the IoT development specialists at Softeq. Softeq has already implemented numerous projects and uses digital tools and advanced technology to respond to customers’ needs and ensure their success.