Half of the Indians Think that IoT can make Life Simpler: Study

The report finds out that 31 per cent retirees and 33 per cent students think that IoT should be utilised to better security and safety in general

Around half of the Indians think that the Internet of Things (IoT) can make life simpler when it comes to domestic chores, according to a latest study by Tata Communications.

Recently, Tata Communications has conducted a study on 2,000 respondents across 12 cities to find out how the people in India perceive the use of IoT and what are their expectations from this new technology.

According to the study, 51 per cent men and 50 per cent women believe that IoT has the potential to make life easier when it comes to domestic tasks. However, nearly 17 per cent millennials and 11 per cent those above 46 years believe that IoT is all about smart homes.

The report also finds out that 31 per cent retirees and 33 per cent students think that IoT should be utilised to better security and safety in general.

Help in better personal healthcare services

When asked about the best way to utilise IoT, more than 31 per cent respondents said that IoT should be used to offer better personal healthcare services. On the other hand, 20 per cent respondents think that IoT will be a good choice if it is utilised to manage traffic on roads and nearly 24.7 per cent people thinks that IoT has the potential to reduce air pollution.

According to the study, 9.6 per cent of the people said that IoT can be of great help if it is used to get better access to public services as it will offer a more secure, better-connected and cost-effective standard of living. Around 13.8 per cent respondents said that IoT can help in improving the safety of senior citizens.

On the use of IoT in homes, 77 per cent of the respondents (between 18 to 35 years) said that they are willing to purchase an IoT-enabled fridge as they often tend to forget to refill their fridge with essentials.

source : http://electronicsofthings.com

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