AbstractThe”Internet of things” has become a growing discussion topic ofconversation not only in the office but also at home since it is arevolutionary concept that will both change the way we work but alos the way welive. So, what exactly is the “Internet of things” and why is itimpacting us or will it impact us? There have been a lot of technical andpolicies concerning this topic have been made but many people are still tryingto understand what it is about. Also, they have been different definitionsaround the “Internet of things” but in this paper, I wish to stick tomain basics, thus so giving an overview of what this new concept is and how itaffects us in our daily lives.This article is directed atproviding an all-inclusive overview of the concept of internet of things andhow it applies to human factor designs considerations. Also reviewed are itscommon applications and driving technologies and its key challenges. Keywords: Internet of Things,RFIDTHE INTERNET OF THINGSIn the mid 2000’s, Kevin Ashton whothen worked for MIT Auto ID lab coined the basis for what might turn into the Internetof Things.
He was one of the pioneers who considered this idea as he researchedways that P company could enhance its business by connecting RFID data tothe Web.The idea was basic however very powerful. If every items inday by day life were outfitted with identifiers and remote network, these itemsor devices could speak with each other and be overseen by personal computers(PCs).In a 1999 article Ashton expressed: “On the off chance that if we had PCsthat knew everything there was to think about things—utilizing information theyaccumulated with no assistance from us – we would have the capacity to trackand check everything, and significantly decrease waste and cost. We would knowwhen things required replenishing, repairing or reviewing, and whether theywere in top operational condition or past their best.
So we needed to enablePCs with their own methods for gathering data, so they can see, hear and noticethe world for themselves, as a result we utilized firstly Radio frequencyidentification (RFID) which is a wireless communication technology that letscomputers read the identity of inexpensive electronic tags from a distancewithout requiring a battery in the tags and secondly sensor technology to enablecomputers to watch, distinguish and identify and comprehend the world without thelimitations of information that have to be inputted by humans.