What is IoT?

What exactly is the Internet of Things (aka IoT, Internet der Dinge, Internet of Everything, M2M)”?

Here at the iHomeLab, we were asked this question very often in the past.

Even for us, being the Swiss competence centre for IoT in buildings, giving a brief answer was not easy. Even after having done research on sensors and networked devices for more than 15 years. There are just too many application areas and scenarios for networked objects.

To make people understand, what IoT is all about, we have together with the Alexandra Institute from Denmark, translated  and issued a German Version of the so called “IoT Comicbook”, originally issued in English. The Comicbook explains based on 25 Stories and Scenarios, how the Internet of Things can help to make our lives easier in the future.

Take a look inside and enjoy!

Prof. Alexander Klapproth,
Head of iHomeLab – Think Thank and Research Centre for Building Intelligence, Lucerne University of applied Sciences and Arts.

The business edition is here…

A new, more visual and easy-to-read issue of the comic book “Internet of Things!” (IoT) is designed to inform politicians, the general public and business managers about the potential of IoT. The new book is a business edition.

A business edition of the “Internet of Things!” comic book has just been published. The new issue of the comic book targets people that may never have heard of the subject before. More specifically, it targets politicians, the general public and business managers who might have a stake in IoT. The comic book gives the target audience a broad understanding of the advantages and potential risks associated with IoT.

– We have worked hard to make the comic book easy to read. We have reduced the amount of text and made it more visual instead – yet without compromising on the contents and the message it sets out to deliver about IoT, says Mirko Presser, author of the “Internet of Things!” and head of research and innovation at the Alexandra Institute.

Download the Internet of Things Comic Book – Business Edition.