Internet of Things (IoT) is described as the collection of data from different sensors integrated with microcontrollers and delivering it to the cloud via Wi-Fi/GSM/LTE modules using the MQTT or HTTP protocol. After the data has been analyzed and stored in the cloud, it is sent to a web or mobile application for user viewing.
The Internet of things (IoT) 1-Click is a new service introduced by Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is now employed in a wide range of applications, including vehicle monitoring, manufacturing, energy supply, urban issues, water distribution, food production, medical, agriculture, and so on.
Before jumping into the workings of AWS IoT 1-Click, let us understand the three stages of IoT in a conventional method.
Prerequisites for IoT are defined in three stages:
The hardware side, which comprises different sensors implanted with the microcontroller and creating a link to the cloud
The cloud for storing and analyzing data
The usage of a mobile or online application for user viewing.
Building these three stages of IoT as a startup or small enterprise is a time-consuming process. So, AWS provides a simple solution called AWS IoT 1-Click Service, which includes the three processes listed above. We will look at the AWS IoT 1-Click service and how it may be used.
AWS IoT 1-Click
AWS IoT 1-Click is a service that allows basic devices to trigger AWS Lambda functions, which may then perform an action or send an SMS or send an Email. Devices that support AWS IoT 1-Click make it simple to accomplish tasks like informing technical support, restocking products or services, tracking assets, customer reorders medicine and emergency alerts. In addition, AWS IoT 1-Click enabled devices are ready to use straight out of the box, eliminating the need to write your code or configure them for secure communication.
AWS IoT 1-Click devices are pre-configured devices that connect to the cloud securely. Seeed IoT button for AWS, Sercomm IoT Button, Soracom LTE-M button, AWS IoT Button, and AT&T IoT button are manufacturing partners. Devices are Internet-connected devices that connect via various means such as LTE-M, Wi-Fi, Sigfox, NB-IoT, etc.
Devices that AWS IoT 1-Click supports can be simply handled. For example, you may simply construct device groups and correlate them with a Lambda function that, when activated, performs your desired action. You may also use the pre-built reports to monitor device health and activity. AWS also provides the Mobile Application to monitor the 1-click devices.
By clicking the AWS IoT Button, we can send SMS, EMAIL, and trigger the Lambda to perform the other set of actions using the AWS IoT 1-Click service. There are three sorts of button states accessible in the AWS IoT Button: single click, double click, and long press. Next, we will examine how these various click states are used in real life.
Real-time Example of AWS IoT 1-Click:
Consider a patient who needs to order the same medications as before, contacts a nurse or doctor, or calls an ambulance in an emergency. We will look at how AWS IoT 1-Click can help with this.
Single Click for reordering same medicine:
When a patient clicks the AWS IoT Button only once, 1-click data is sent to the AWS Cloud, where Lambda recognizes the click type and recognizes it as a single click. SNS then triggers the “order same medicine” message, which is sent to the hospital, where the medications are delivered to the patient.
Double Click for calling doctor/nurse:
When a patient wants to call a doctor or nurse to their home for a medical examination, they must double-click an AWS IoT Button, which sends 1-click data to the AWS Cloud, where Lambda identifies the click type and interprets it as a double click. SNS then triggers the “Call Nurse” message, which is sent to the hospital, allowing them to send a nurse to the patient’s location.
Long press for calling Ambulance:
To call an ambulance to their house in an emergency, patients must press the AWS IoT Button for an extended period. This 1-click data is sent to the AWS Cloud, where Lambda identifies the click type and interprets it as a long press. SNS then triggers the “Call Ambulance” message, which is sent to the hospital, allowing them to send an ambulance to the patient’s location.
Thus, the AWS IoT 1-Click service offers a wide range of applications such as ordering food, booking a cab, reordering products and services, industrial manufacturing, customer assistance, hospitality & facilities management, and so on.
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WRITTEN BY Vasanth Kumar R
Vasanth Kumar R works as a Sr. Research Associate at CloudThat. He is highly focused and passionate about learning new cutting-edge technologies including Cloud Computing, AI/ML & IoT/IIOT. He has experience with AWS and Azure Cloud Services, Embedded Software, and IoT/IIOT Development, and also worked with various sensors and
actuators as well as electrical panels for Greenhouse Automation.