The Internet of Things is comprised of networked objects with sensors and actuators. These objects observe their environment and share the data they collect with each other, Internet servers and people. This data is analyzed and the results are used to make decisions and affect change. Change may come from a connected object making adjustments in the environment, or it may come after the collected information is analyzed further by a person.
Odopod sees four themes around the Internet of Things.
1. The quantified self.
2. From computers to things.
3. Ambient information.
4. Interoperability adds value.