The concept of smart environments evolves from the definition of ubiquitous computing that, according to Mark Weiser, promotes the ideas of "a physical world that is richly and invisibly interwoven with sensors, actuators, displays, and computational elements, embedded seamlessly in the everyday objects of our lives, and connected through a continuous network
Smart environments are envisioned as the byproduct of pervasive computing and the availability of cheap computing power, making human interaction with the system a pleasant experience.
Smart Environment IoT Applications
Monitor the overall quality of air, temperature, humidity, pressure, NO2, CO, O3, SO2, PM1/PM2.5/PM10
Control pollution levels of CO2, from cars and toxic gas generated in factories or farms
Monitor atmospheric conditions such as humidity, luminosity, temperature, rain and wind speed measurements
Detect iPhone and Android devices
Forest Fire Detection
Monitoring of combustion gases and pre-emptive fire conditions to define alert zones
Monitoring of water level variations in rivers, dams & reservoirs. Assess flood risks and ensure flood defences.