Practical examples with IoT gateways
Reference projects that were developed on the basis of IoT gateways are described below. There are real practical examples from industry, mobility or smart home.
IoT technology in the background
The risk of not receiving information and making the wrong decisions is great. It is therefore important to collect a lot of high-quality information and measurements. The classic way is to install sensors at suitable measuring points. These sensors are optimally wired. Measured variables such as temperature or pressure are thus converted into electrical signals. The electrical measurement is digitized and converted into a machine-readable format. Digital measured values are transmitted and networked in special data formats via CAN, RS485 or other serial or parallel communication protocols. These are wired transmission paths. In addition, data is also transmitted to suitable nodes via radio. The measurement data is stored, evaluated and used in these nodes. The analysis result triggers an action or correction. So the use of the evaluated measurement signal. An actuator is controlled centrally or decentrally.
The method described above is common practice in automation technology. So-called gateways play a central role. The principle is as follows:
IoT technology in the household
Do you know if everything is ok with your loved ones? If something is wrong, you will be informed.
The product "ellio" is an alternative to the emergency call bracelet for elderly people who live alone at home. With ellio, it is not important to recognize a fall or to check vital functions. It is about distinguishing a normal activity in the living environment of the person living alone from special situations. In the event of deviations from normal everyday life due to special circumstances, a relative will be informed by push message on their mobile phone. Such special circumstances can be an accident, illness or even sudden death. Accidents in particular occur more frequently from the age of 65. People fall in their own homes and cannot call for help. The problem is the undetected accident and the dehydration of humans when they do not drink. Then he can only survive 3 days. Relatives of people living alone often worry. They may call every day. This is not an easy situation for either side. The relative has to remember to call every day and the person living alone sometimes feels disturbed or monitored. Ellio has sensors, is easy to close and installs care for the relatives of people living alone.
The product "activity monitor ellio" consists of the basic device with WLAN or LTE and apps for Android and iOS.