COVID-19's Effects on the Adoption of IoT in Transportation, Industry, Smart Buildings, Smart Houses, Smart Cities, and Hospital

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Tin Fuk Yeung


Normal life has been disturbed by COVID-19, which has also significantly altered people, organisations', and authorities' policies, priorities, and actions. These modifications are turning out to be a spur for creativity & development. This article examines how the pandemic has affected the uptake of the Internet of Things (IoT) across several major domains, including transport, industrial IoT, automated structures, intelligent houses, and smart towns and cities. This paper offers the first thorough analysis of the major IoT innovations that have affected Covid-19 in the areas of mobility, contact tracing, and healthcare during the epidemic. Every industry is thoroughly examined, and possible uses, the effects on society and the economy, and obstacles to widespread adaption are all covered in great detail. Our examination of the influence on IoT adoption is based on an extensive evaluation of the research information available, a close inspection of papers from top firms of consultants, and discussions with a number of industry professionals. The ability to rigorously manage physical proximity is the key advantage that people who use IoT services during pandemic scenarios enjoy. The biggest issue that individuals are facing, though, is that using IoT devices makes them more socially isolated and less likely to communicate personally. Online questionnaires were used to gather data, and a practical random sampling technique was also employed. Following a three-fold verification process, 260 respondents' correctly formatted responses were examined. The research approach used was empirical and quantitative. While some research has been done on the potential of IoT in China, none has particularly examined the advantages and difficulties of IoT services in various Chinese industries in light of the new normal COVID-19 scenario. Academic researchers, business executives, organisations from various industries, and anybody else interested in learning how IoT services affect pandemics can all benefit from the findings.


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