By Brice Wallace
When experts talk about the “Internet of Things,” or IoT, some people may get lost in the “things” part of the phrase.
Mark Sunday, chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle, recently clued in a Salt Lake City audience, stressing that those things include sensors used in medical care, vehicles throughout the transportation sector, and devices that can be controlled by thoughts.
During a keynote presentation at the Utah Technology Council’s annual members meeting, Sunday said IoT is having a huge impact — and will have more in the future — on people’s ability to control their medical care, cars and homes.
“It’s really incredible, as we look at the single biggest area it’s impacting now is healthcare,” he said. Medical errors trail only heart disease and cancer as a cause of death, “and IoT can have a big impact on that” he said.