The Internet of Things is already an active part of all of our lives. From smart thermostats and speakers to a grocery list you dictate to a virtual assistant while driving, these connected devices have made countless parts of life easier. Perhaps surprisingly, the number of businesses adopting IoT solutions to drive efficiency up and the bottom line down has lagged behind consumer adoption.
The largest untapped area of IoT is voice-activation, both in terms of applications and deployment in existing devices. However, as a post-COVID-19 world embraces touchless technology at an unprecedented rate, voice-activated IoT is gaining traction.
Voice-enabled devices have the unique ability to reduce costs by eliminating the need for touchscreens. For devices that are used intermittently and are frequently dormant, voice activation is of particular value. Accessibility Voice-enabled devices are perfectly suited for mobility-impaired users. From performing basic tasks such as thermostat adjustments and light control to complex uses like navigation apps for the visually impaired, voice-activation gives disabled users greater access to the world.