Transducers and the Internet of Things Since its earliest days, the internet has connected people to other people.
However, an emerging part of the internet doesn’t connect people to other people; it connects people to things. For instance, barcodes and scanners connect packages to the internet so they can be tracked until they reach their destination. In industry, internet-connected equipment allows companies to have more control and insight over their production processes.
As this so-called Internet of Things (IoT) grows, it is going to become more and more dependent on transducers, which sense information that can then be uploaded to the internet.
The Two Kinds of Transducers