Top 4 IoT Trends In India To Watch Out For In 2017

The Internet of Things is arguably one of the biggest trends in the tech world today. However, within the realm of the IoT itself, there are newer trends taking shape that have the potential to affect how things are connected going forward. It also charts the growing global connectivity over the internet. Most of these developments have been building for some time, but as we move through 2017, these trends are starting to gain some momentum.

The year 2016 has seen some major transformation in the world of Internet of Things which has created a buzz and we are seeing almost every business invest in IoT and quickly implement IoT solutions that are driving into their businesses. So, here is a list of top 5 trends to watch out for in 2017

Technology is available, user adoption yet to scale

With the advent of Internet of Things, we have started moving into a linked world of smart consumer devices and systems faster than estimated. Why are consumers adopting newer technology? Improved systems and better accessibility!

The major driving force for this kind of acceleration is the augmentation in hardware technology (processors, sensors, etc.) the rapid development of software technology and connectivity to the world of Internet across large developing markets. In a situation where many devices will be interacting with each other, it opens the whole new likelihood of integrating a diverse set of amenities and content to be brought through a synchronous platform. While technology is already in place, the user adoption for them is yet to match the curve. The key here would be to re-imagine the way these set of services and content could be delivered to the end user.

Voice-powered Internet of Things

One of the most significant trends in IoT is the advent of voice based devices as a highly suitable user interface for controlling IoT devices. As IoT applications flourish they show new and groundbreaking ways to cooperate, while still exhibiting the intelligence of human interaction and robotic programs. While the maximum emphasis in the IoT world has been on data, the addition of voice into IoT applications provides a flexible routine for human interaction and control. And with correct implementation and discussion for importance, overheads and human factors, voice can provide greater flexibility for user experience in a more cost-effective way than traditional approaches such as touch screens or data input.

Artificial Intelligence driven IoT platforms

The current world would preferably move away from an Application driven platform to an AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven platform. The point is to let the user have a central access and control point with an unusual experience, instead of having to search through a crowd of different applications. This change will guarantee that only the contextually applicable set of data, services, and content reaches the end user. And that too in a seamless, functional and instinctive manner. Incorporating this will require re-defining current user interfaces and how we are made to relate to them. The ideal form factor to deliver this experience across home, cars, or on-the-go could vary, but the objective remains the same — ensuring that the connected IoT platforms actually become ‘intelligent’, rather than just being ‘smart’.

Role of IOT in wearable devices

Wearable gadgets are one of the most sought after stuff in the IOT arena, which is now flourishing in the market. Wearable gadgets like Apple Watch, Google Glass are by far the latest technological examples of IOT, the buzz these devices created is the prime example of the expectation the human race is about the idea of wearable technology. Not just an apple watch or Google Glass there are plenty of wearable devices that are floating in the market which are undoubtedly the products of Internet of Things technology.


IoT solutions are the major driving force behind the transformation of big industries. This will enhance new business models and enable changes in work processes, enhance customer experience and cost containment.