When we think of the Internet of Things, we think of thermostats that automatically control the temperature in your home or an internet connected car that seamlessly streams Dora The Explorer to kids in the backseat.

But the technology has much bigger applications that are transforming the world via applications as diverse as digital health and the factory floor.

At IoMe, we introduce the Internet of Me.

By focusing on personal enablement and industrial automation, we’ll learn how this growing technology can be applied to a diverse set of user applications. It can enable a quadriplegic to walk again or allow engineers on the factory floor to get vital information that could make their jobs safer and more effective.

Building on the success of last year’s Driving Dreams, IoMe will be delivered in partnership with Arrow Electronics, RIC Centre and ICUBE at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The event will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from industry leaders while providing a collaborative environment for networking.

In 2017, the Driving Dreams event hosted over 270 attendees from entrepreneurs to engineers to students to hear from these leaders and to witness the SAM car. The modified sports car, developed by Arrow Electronics, allowed former Indy Car driver Sam Schmidt to drive for the first time in 20 years.

This brought up the question of how we can expand the impact of IoT to help in different areas of life.

This year’s event features thought leaders from Microsoft Canada, SOTI and more. They will provide insight into the uses of IoT in Digital Health, Industry 4.0, mobility and the future of materials and electronics and how we can build the new Internet of Me.

In Digital Health, wearables have initially dominated the conversation but underneath all of that, HealthTech startups have learned how to leverage IoT to do a lot more. We are quickly seeing the lines between fitness and health blurring.

How might we be able to use IoT to advance healthcare? Innovative use of the technology can facilitate diagnoses, enhance treatments and improve healthcare delivery by using data to help clinicians care for patients outside of hospital walls.

The workplace and the factory floor are constantly undergoing changes as technology advances as well. Robots were introduced to factories in the early 1960s with the aim of reducing the amount of potentially harmful tasks factory workers faced. Industrial robots are now more advanced than ever. They are constantly feeding data to engineers and plant managers so that the human and machine can work in tandem to catch issues long before they happen.

But it’s not just robots. The Internet of Things also allows the development of technology like exoskeletons that can increase worker capabilities. Workplace injuries are also a big issue in industrial environments, but these advancements can not only improve safety on the shop floor but by keeping workers safe, can also affect a company’s bottom line.

The Internet of Things uses sensor technology in harmony with big data and artificial intelligence to provide systems that can be applied to a variety of industries. These applications can change the way we live and work by giving us the information we need to make the right decisions or by helping protect us while in the workplace.

Let’s explore this technology at IoMe and learn about how we can integrate the Internet of Me into our lives.

To register for this event, visit iome.eventbrite.ca