World Internet of Things EXPO technology changes lives

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Added On September 13, 2017

The Internet of Things predicts a future where more and more devices are linked to the web.
 
For a closer look, we headed to the World Internet of Things Exposition taking place in Wuxi, East China, to see which inventions could change people's daily lives. 
 
As technology improves, more and more devices are being hooked up to the Internet.
 
Most, like on show here, promise to make people's every day lives easier.
 
SOUNDBITE 1 (Chinese): HU YUE, China Mobile
"This 'Guide Helmet' is designed for blind people, with two video sensors and an acoustic sensor which can collect images and sounds. Then the information will be uploaded to the cloud and be identified through artificial intelligence. The AI is expected to reach a level of identifying an image in 80 milliseconds within the next two years. A voice from the headset will then tell blind people what and where the obstacles are. Blind people can go outside and shop alone with it."
 
Through technology, a connection can be built between people and things, and between things and things. 
 
SOUNDBITE  2(Chinese): WANG LEI, H3C Technologies Co. Limited
"This product, based on Internet of Things technology, can monitor the height of trash. If the height reaches a specific level, for instance, 15 centimeters, an alarm will go off to inform garbage collectors that it is time to clean the trash."
 
One area where the technology hopes to be useful, is medicine. Whether in day to day monitoring of people's health, or in the few crucial minutes when something goes wrong.
 
SOUNDBITE  3(Chinese): WANG YI, AstraZeneca China 
"29 million people in China suffer from cardiovascular disease and each year 2.5 million people are diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome. For these patients, time is everything. Let me take the ambulances at our department as an example, patients with chest pain, the majority of whom being sent to hospital by ambulances, can be examined in our ambulances. Their heart rates, electrocardiogram, blood levels and some other information can be transmitted to the cloud through channels - so that physicians can check immediately and make judgment. If a physician finds that one suffers from acute myocardial infarction, he will be given some medicine which is crucial for next treatment. The patient can be directly sent to conduit room when he arrives at the hospital. The new technology greatly helps save life."
 
China's Internet of Things sector is growing fast, at over 25 percent a year. 
 
According to Luo Wen, vice minister for Industry and Technology who spoke at the event, the sector has grown from 26 billion US dollars in 2009, to over 142 billion dollars in 2016.