NEW YORK, USA (INTEL) - Retail-based technologies are a huge part of the IoT possibilities. Today's shoppers want to enjoy an engaging and seamless buying experience, regardless of where they are or what device they are using. The Intel® Core™ i7-based MemoryMirror™ full-length, digital "mirror," allows store shoppers to virtually try on multiple outfits, and view and compare previous looks on the mirror or via smartphone or tablet. The MemoryMirror uses Intel integrated graphics technologyto create avatars of the shopper wearing various clothing that can be shared with friends to solicit feedback or viewed instantly to make an immediate in-store purchase.
The world is in the midst of a dramatic shift from an era of computers to one of computing. Today, billions of intelligent devices are poised to make more than a trillion connections, weaving computing into every aspect of our lives, generating tremendous amounts of data, and making unprecedented opportunities and life experiences possible. IDC recently estimated the IoT and technology ecosystem surrounding it at an 8.9 trillion USD market with the install based of things connected at 212 billion by the end of 2020.
Enabling this transformation is the Internet of Things (IoT), the growing system of Internet-enabled devices that can communicate with each other and with other Web-enabled gadgets. The "things" making up this new world can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a cow with a biochip transponder, or an automobile with built-in sensors. In short, it can be almost any object that can be assigned an IP address and is able to transfer data over a network.
The growing intelligence and connectedness of these things is making possible new experiences that are increasingly smart, relevant, and personalized to you. Along the way, they are empowering you to do more, know more, and create more, dramatically redefining the role of technology. Spanning virtually all industries, from automotive, healthcare, and retail, to industrial, education, and more, the benefits of the IoT are poised to touch virtually every facet of your life:
· Cars that recognize you and know your preferences and daily appointment schedule
· Supermarket displays that help you plan your dinner menu
· Baby clothing that delivers real-time information about your infant
· Exercise equipment that adjusts to your workout, health status, and fitness goals
· Devices that monitor and automate your energy and water use for optimal savings
· Automated yard care based on the plants' actual growing needs and conditions
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