The Best 6 IoT Trends in 2022

The Best 6 IoT Trends in 2022

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by Evelyn Addison — 2 months ago in Blockchain Technology 3 min. read
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The Internet of Things will continue to grow in 2022 but it will change and adapt.

In a short time, the Internet of Things (IoT), has seen exponential growth in usage. Although they are relatively new, smart gadgets are ubiquitous in the business and consumer spheres and show no signs of slowing down.

The Internet of Things will expand, but it will change and adapt. These are six trends that will affect the Internet of Things in 2018.

1. IoMT Continues to Expand

The increased demand for hands-free solutions to health problems has led to the rapid adoption of the Internet of Medical Things. These services were used by 64% of US households in 2021. 43% plan to continue using them even after the outbreak. These indicators indicate that IoMT will continue to grow in 2022.

For example, wearable health monitoring will be more common to allow for extended at-home care. Hospitals will use IoT to connect and track their resources. These patterns will not stop growing even after the epidemic is over.

2. Security Remains a Focus

The Internet of Things is becoming more popular and security flaws are becoming increasingly alarming. In peak hours traffic, a breach of linked automobiles could lead to around 3,000 deaths. Security will be a top priority as more IoT devices become available and cybercrime rises.

IoT manufacturers will include additional security features, including secret computing and verification mechanisms to ensure over-the-air updates are safe. Security providers will offer additional IoT-specific services to supplement this update. While vulnerabilities will not disappear completely, they will be lessened.

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3. 5G drives IIoT Growth

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is one of the most promising applications for these technologies. However, the current networks are limited in capacity and slow to deploy them. All of this will change with the arrival of 5G in 2022.

Presently, there are 48 billion connected gadgets to the internet. This strains existing networks. Industrial facilities will be able to spread the IIoT to more locations thanks to 5G’s faster speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity. It is possible for entire factories to be transformed into interconnected, unified entities.


4. IoT Delivers Supply Chain Resiliency

Between 2020 and 2021, supply chain disruptions affected businesses. IoT connectivity will be more integrated into businesses’ logistical operations, as a result. Businesses will be able to respond quickly to any disturbances by remote tracking.

These devices can also collect data that is used to create sophisticated algorithms that may provide actionable insights. These improvements will make the supply chain more robust but they won’t be possible without increased IoT usage. Supply chain IoT may rise as a result.



5. Edge Computing Grows

Edge computing will be a possible innovation as IoT networks grow. Edge computing can make self-driving cars easier while simultaneously addressing many of the bandwidth, security, and cloud dependability problems that exist today. Although it has many advantages, edge computing is still a niche technology. However, this will change with the expansion of the Internet of Things.

As IoT security improves, edge computing will be more reliable and scalable. This technology could have an impact on consumer applications as smart cities become more common.



6. Wearables Reach New Heights

Wearables are a major consumer IoT area. This trend is expected to continue well beyond 2022. While smartwatches and wristbands dominate wearables at the moment, they will be significantly more diverse in the future. Already on the market, smart rings, smart eyewear, and linked fabric, as well as IoT ID tags, will be a big hit.

The number of connected wearables has more than quadrupled between 2016 and 2019. This trend will be accelerated if there are more options. Wearables will help improve accessibility for people with disabilities, increase AR apps, and aid companies in reducing workplace injury by 2022.

Evelyn Addison

Evelyn is an assistant editor for The Next Tech and Just finished her master’s in modern East Asian Studies and plans to continue with her old hobby that is computer science.

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