Abstract: In recent years, the concept of smart cities has become increasingly popular, with cities worldwide turning to technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens and provide more efficient services. While the Internet of Things (IoT) has been crucial in the development of smart cities, the Internet of People (IoP) can play an even more significant role by putting people at the center of technological development.
This article discusses the benefits of IoP in developing smart cities and its potential to transform urban life.
Smart cities use technology to improve the lives of their citizens and provide better services. The IoT has played a crucial role in this by allowing for the collection and analysis of data from various sources such as sensors and cameras. Instead, the IoP focuses on using technology to enhance people’s lives rather than just collecting and analyzing data. By putting people at the center of technological development, IoP can create more meaningful and efficient services that address the needs and concerns of citizens and the communities they serve.
One of the areas where IoP can have a significant impact is transport.
With IoP technologies, cities can provide personalized transportation services to citizens, such as real-time traffic updates and customized route planning, and better access to transportation services and services that are more accessible to the public. This can lead to a lessening in traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as more efficient use of transportation resources.
IoP can also transform healthcare in cities, especially in the developing world. By using sensors and wearable devices, healthcare providers can collect real-time patient data, leading to more personalized and efficient healthcare services that can be delivered to patients on time. This can improve the quality of life for citizens, particularly those with chronic conditions.
Moreover, IoP is recreating a crucial role in creating more inclusive and accessible cities. By focusing on the needs of all citizens, including those with disabilities, cities can create more equitable and accessible services, such as transportation and healthcare.
The Internet of People has the potential to be a significant factor in the development of smart cities. By putting people at the center of technological development, IoP can create more efficient and meaningful services that address the needs and concerns of citizens and the communities they serve.
As cities resume to grow and face new challenges, IoP will become increasingly important in creating smarter and more sustainable urban environments.