Smart Systems – Meaning, Benefits, and Challenges

Smart systems make decisions based on available data that has gone through extensive analyzation. It then utilizes the best educated guess possible or better known as “smart actions.” Once the decisions are made, a smart system will take the decision (through its command and control unit) and provide instructions.

The 3 Generations of Smart Systems

There are three different versions of smart systems:

* 1st generation

* 2nd generation

* 3rd generation

Smart Systems

These smart systems are designed to allow every sophisticated device you see, work daily. Think about all the electronic devices in your home that offer advanced technology. Some of them might include:

* Air conditioner digital thermostat

* Home entertainment systems

* Lights

* Microwave

* Security Systems

* Televisions

* Wireless Internet

Can you imagine what it would be like to manage all of them with one controller? It would be similar to how you control everything on your television, except this involves most devices in your home. Everything is setup online and can be controlled through your smartphone, laptop, tablet, or PC.

Potential Issues

Even though this modern day technology provides automated convenience, it also has a few obstacles to overcome. Even though the smart system is designed to control multiple devices, most of systems have not been setup for multiple components due to design and the manufacturer.

In addition, smart systems are built to understand your needs, but it lacks in the “know how” area. Technology surrounding equipment and skilled labor cannot be integrated at this time.

Smart Systems and the Environment

There are several systems setup for us to understand the surrounding environment. This could mean everything from climate change to globalization. Today, you can find a smart system working in areas such as:

* Energy

* Healthcare

* ICT

* Logistics

* Manufacturing

* Safety

* Security

One environmental concern is global emissions. However, some of the smart systems in place could reduce emissions by up to 23% by the end of 2020.

Smart Systems and Healthcare

We wish the healthcare industry would develop a smart system where those needing medical attention only need to provide their information one time. Instead of writing everything out when you check in, providing the same information to the nurse that takes your vitals, and then offering it again to the doctor, is a tiresome process.

Even though that is a bit selfish, smart systems do a world of good in the healthcare industry. They provide better diagnostic tools, which domino effects into a better quality of life for patients. In addition, this innovation also cuts the overall cost of public healthcare, which typically means a reduced cost for you.

Over the next decade, smart systems will most likely be one of the empowering pieces of technology in society. This means the fast-paced world we live in will become even faster.

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