Authors: Pallavi Sethi and Smruti R. Sarangi

 

Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
Publisher: Hindawi
 
Abstract
 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as a paradigm in which objects equipped with sensors, actuators, and processors communicate with each other to serve a meaningful purpose. In this paper, we survey state-of-the-art methods, protocols, and applications in this new emerging area. This survey paper proposes a novel taxonomy for IoT technologies, highlights some of the most important technologies, and profiles some applications that have the potential to make a striking difference in human life, especially for the differently abled and the elderly. As compared to similar survey papers in the area, this paper is far more comprehensive in its coverage and exhaustively covers most major technologies spanning from sensors to applications.
 
Copyright © 2017 Pallavi Sethi and Smruti R. Sarangi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Illustration Photo: The BioStampRC system features the groundbreaking technology of the BioStamp® Sensor, a body-worn sensor so flexible and soft that it naturally conforms to the contours of the human body. (credit: MC10 Electronics)

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