Internet of Things

The idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to connect computer devices embedded in physical objects (things). They can send data over a network and communicate with each other. Applications store, analyst and visualize the data.

“Things have evolved due to the convergence of multiple technologies, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems.Traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, control systems, automation, and others all contribute to enabling the Internet of things. In the consumer market, IoT technology is most synonymous with products pertaining to the concept of the “smart home“. This includes devices and appliances (such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home security systems etc.) that support one or more common ecosystems. They can be controlled via devices associated with that ecosystem, such as smartphones and smart speakers.“ (Wikipedia, „Internet of Things“)


Malina Metzing spends her working days in a very exclusive position: a software developer at the generally hardware-oriented Fraunhofer IZM. As the vision of the Internet of Things is steadily becoming a reality, unprecedented numbers of devices and machines have…