5G may help to massively expand IoT by enabling connected devices and sensors to gather data continuously, proactively, and (eventually) to allow our devices to act on our behalves. Qualcomm Sr. VP Raj Talluri envisions a world where sensors communicate hazards to the appropriate people before they ever materialize.
We’ll be aware of and able to interact with our surroundings to new levels — even with “things” thousands of miles away — through very intelligent connected devices and sensors. These sensors will allow us to gather data continuously, to be proactive and, eventually, even allow our devices to act on our behalves. For example, smart home cameras will alert people when a package has been delivered to the front door, or when a stranger standing at the door. Or a baby camera will allow parents to see how well their baby is sleeping, or inform them about the baby’s sleep trends and monitor breathing and other vital signs for peace of mind during the night.