Globally, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to increase to $1.7 trillion in 2020, with the number of connected devices numbering more than 29.5 billion by that time, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast. Given the market opportunity, it’s no wonder we’re already seeing a proliferation of smart, connected products.
There are bike locks that you control via smartphone apps, smart toothbrushes with games that are supposed to encourage kids to brush, and intelligent ovens that promise to eliminate the unpredictability that cooking can involve. Clearly, there are hits and misses filling store shelves today.
“I do think that some IoT devices can be disappointing. But when they’re disappointing, they’re often disappointing in consistent and predicable ways,” Mike Vladimer, co-founder of the Orange Silicon Valley IoT Studio, told an audience during a talk at the IDTechEx Show! in November. (See Mike’s presentation from another event in the video below.)
During his talk, “From Disappointing to Delightful: Building with IoT,” Vladimer outlined why some smart products miss the mark, and provided insights on ways to create useful solutions. Maxim Integrated has a full report on Vladimer’s IoT talk at the IDTechEx Show!.