IoT or Internet-of-things is not really that complex a concept. The internet is after all comprised of computers and servers connected to one another in an intricate network of wireless, copper and fibre cables. Using the standard TCP/IP protocol to communicate and deliver packets to one another in the form of binary signals representing '1' and '0'. IoT is changing the world of business and its implementation in the future will be more critical for businesses looking to modernize and make their products compatible. So how does a washing machine factor in here? IoT is, after all, a relatively new form of the internet where general every appliance and hardware in your home can be a toaster, a barbecue, an oven, and your television. We don't really consider a television too much of an IoT device these days since most TVs are smart and are just as powerful as a mobile phone. Now connecting all these appliances to the internet has a great potential for ease of use, scheduling, and maintenance. Let's explore the possibilities of how IoT can make life easier.
An IoT device normally does not compute but responds to instructions. These instructions can be from a centralized server from the manufacturer connected to your application on your mobile or tablet. Sensors in a washing machine can be used to measure dampness and much other information about the clothes that are washing. Allowing you to load the wash and tweak it. Imagine an application that has hundreds of presets based on what you need, from a stubborn stain on silk to delicate washing of other fragile fabric. No more having to figure out which buttons to press, simply load the clothes and open your tablet in your living room. Maybe it is just a regular wash that you are trying to save water consumption on or maybe you are washing something that needs a little longer to soak.