IoT applications

What industries can benefit from IoT applications?

The world of IoT, or the Internet of Things, has been developing more and more in recent years. Technical and IT advances have made it possible to democratize IoT projects. Connected objects are now present in all areas of activity, accessible to businesses, communities and individuals. 


Definition of IoT

IoT stands for Internet of Things, or Internet of Objects. This term encompasses all devices for the design and use of connected objects:

  • Manufacture of connected objects
  • Transmission systems
  • Collection of data
  • Private or networked (cloud) storage servers
  • Analyzing object data

An intelligent object is an object capable of collecting, transmitting and processing data to initiate an action.

We speak of a connected object when it is connected via a communication protocol to another object or to a dedicated infrastructure. The object connected to its environment then integrates an IoT network.

With digital progress, IoT applications have been deployed in all business sectors to facilitate and improve our daily lives.


IoT applications in the public sector

Connected objects provide comfort to their users, saving them time, energy or money. On a larger scale, IoT applications can provide a better quality of life for the citizens of an entire city.

More and more cities are “connected”. This has become one of the challenges for society to strengthen the attractiveness of the territory by controlling its carbon footprint.

Some examples of applications in "Smart Cities":

  • Green mobility: electric scooters and bicycles, display of public transport timetables in real time.
  • Traffic flow management,
  • Surveillance cameras,
  • Electric charging stations,
  • Collection and sorting stations, recycling containers: optimization of waste collection,
  • Systems dedicated to remote reading of a quantity of data relating to resources.


According to ADEME, 23% of CO2 emissions in France come from buildings. The energy management of public buildings is a major issue in the energy transition. The IoT is one of the answers to better manage the energy performance of buildings:

  • Management of energy resources,
  • Motion detection to optimize lighting,
  • Connected lighting,
  • Security systems: cameras, badges, locks.


IoT applications in private business sectors

The energy transition is also an issue in the private sector, in most sectors. The modernization of the installations optimizes the consumption of resources, the use of the infrastructures and the comfort of the users.

The management of the resources used, regulatory changes, the sustainability of technology and even environmental challenges are at the heart of the problems of the agricultural world.

Some examples of IoT applications for facilitated agricultural practice:

  • Driverless Tractors,
  • Weeding assistance robots or the transport of crates,
  • Humidity sensors and smart watering,
  • Connected weather stations,
  • Locating collars on herds of animals,
  • Sensors on industrial machines
  • Operations management as a service

Industry 4.0, for its part, aims to: optimize production, secure industrial systems, manage flows and stocks, facilitate the work of agents, ensure individual safety.

IoT applications also provide visibility into machine health through sensors. Their operation is monitored in real time to avoid failures, this is called predictive maintenance.


Finally, the progress of connected objects is eagerly awaited in the medical sector. 

IoT applications are used in remote patient management, new connected monitoring devices, regular collection of vital signs, remote surgery, etc.

Some examples of IoT applications in the health and wellness market:

  • Connected defibrillators,
  • Bracelets connected to an emergency telephone platform,
  • Remote diagnosis or video assistance,
  • Pedometer, blood pressure monitor,
  • Augmented reality headset.


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