5 May 2015

The Internet of Things

Author: krb3k | Filed under: Uncategorized

Hi, everyone! I’m storing my list of links for the #mlanet15 #toptechtrends panel here. While I won’t have time to cover each link during my 10-minute presentation, there was too much good information to cut anything (yes, I know: #LibrarianProblems). The links with asterisks are the ones to which I’ll refer directly in my presentation.


What is the Internet of Things?

**Definition: “the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to inter-operate within the existing Internet infrastructure.”

What is the Internet of Things? (Video narrated by a guy who is really excited about IoT)

Brief explanation: SugarCube Podcast: Internet of Things (disclaimer: this is my podcast)


Major themes and trends




Patient self-advocacy

Cost savings    


Number of Connected Devices

As of 2015- 4.9 billion

By 2020- 25 billion


Impact on the world economy

1.9 trillion dollars by 2020


Examples of IoT  


** Tile

The Smart Home

**Belkin WeMo OORT

**Nest Protect IQ Wall Oven



**How The Internet of Things Will Shake Up Retail In 2015

CISCO’s insights into how retailers will use IoT (including the improvement of the customer experience, maximising retail space, location-based services, and optimising inventory)

Healthcare-related examples of IoT

Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor


**OmniPod  Mimo baby monitor



IoT and standards

**IEEE standards group wants to bring order to Internet of Things

IoT groups are like an orchestra tuning up: The music starts in 2016


Benefits of IoT

Greater efficiency: time/energy

Better communication



IoT and privacy & security

Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World

**Just What the Doctor Ordered?

**How the Internet of Things Could Kill You

**Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things (Educause article by Karen McDowell; disclaimer: Karen is an information security analyst at UVa, and an acquaintance of mine)

**The Internet of Things and Privacy (bulletin from the office of  HIPAA Privacy & Security at the University of Miami School of Medicine)

**TRUSTe Privacy Index: Internet of Things 2014 Edition

Privacy Tips for the Internet of Things


IoT & HIPAA Internet of Things: Privacy and Connectivity in a Connected World (FTC Staff Report; January 2015)

**FTC report on IoT calls for update to HIPAA standards FTC releases Internet of Things report–HIPAA for all?

IOT Internet of Things Medical Records Worth $250 Per Patient?

**Beyond HIPAA: Connected Health Care and the Internet of Things