Use Cases

Mobile IoT



What? Instrumented broom (battery-powered mobile IoT device on broom)
Why? Insurance company sells slip & fall insurance to fast food restaurant

Fast food restaurant is asking for price reduction

Insurance company tells fast food company “Show me that you are keeping your floors clean”

How? Battery-powered IoT device on broom

Worker starts sweeping the floor, triggering the accelerometer in the IoT device.  When the sweeping stops, then the accelerometer stops detecting movement, and triggers the IoT device to broadcast in IoT.Over.Beacon mode.


The Store manager’s phone picks up the broadcast and the information is transferred from the IoT device to the phone.


The Store manager might be busy helping a customer and doesn’t or can’t immediately open the phone (which is locked and in his/her pocket).  Later when he/she has time, they can open the phone and see a landing page with a form.  They can take a picture of a clean floor and submit it, pushing it into the company database.


The Company can run a database report, showing all floor sweepings to the insurance company to get a price reduction on their insurance.


What? Battery-operated mobile IoT device in a shipment of medical supplies
Why? To determine if temperature & humidity in the shipping box exceeds acceptable values – since the effectiveness of the medicines can be compromised
How? A button is pushed on the IoT device to start data logging and then put in shipping box.


As the box is in transit, the IoT device monitors for temperature & humidity exceeding acceptable values.  If they are exceeded, then the sensor values are stored in local Flash memory, along with a time stamp.


At the destination, the receiving worker removes mobile IoT device from the box and pushes the button.


The IoT device broadcasts in IoT.Over.Beacon mode and the receiving App on the worker’s phone reads the logged data and sends to the servers of company who shipped the box.  They analyze the data and send back a green light (good) or red light (no good) to show in the App.


What? Battery-operated mobile IoT on roof of a city bus with solar battery charging
Why? To measure air pollution as the bus is driven around town
How? A mobile IoT device with air pollution sensors us mounted on the roof of the bus.


Every 5-minutes the IoT device measures air pollution information and stores it in its Flash memory.


Every 10 minutes the IoT device broadcasts in IoT.Over.Beacon mode.


If a bus driver with a phone is nearby, then:

1.      Data is read by their phone

2.      The IoT device clears the stored data and continues to log every 5-minutes, broadcasting every 10-minutes


If the phone does NOT read the data within 1-minute of the broadcasting start (the driver may be away from the bus taking a lunch break), then:

1.      The IoT device stops broadcasting and continues to log every 5-minutes, broadcasting every 10-minutes (the data is not cleared in this case, new data is just appended to the existing data)


What? Battery-operated mobile IoT device in a badge
Why? 1.      To warn unauthorized workers from entering a dangerous zone, such as around heavy earth-moving equipment

2.      To detect when a worker has been injured and needs assistance

How? This Smart Badge is continuously broadcasting in IoT.Over.Beacon mode. When a Worker wearing the Smart Badge comes within range of the earth-moving equipment


The Smartphone in the pocket of the earth-moving equipment operator detects IoT.Over.Beacon Entry.  This info is sent to the construction company’s server to determine whether that person is authorized to be in that area.


If they are not authorized, then their Smart Badge will vibrate/make a sound/flash lights to warn the worker.  If the worker is authorized, then the badge remains quiet.


The worker may slip and fall and get injured, landing on his/her back and not moving.  A gyro in the IoT device detects this prone position and the fact the worker has not moved for a period of time and broadcasts in ioT.Over.Beacon mode.  The Smartphones of his/her nearby colleagues detect this transmission and cause a local message & sound to be played and to send a message to the construction company’s server to call for help.

What? Battery-operated mobile IoT device added to legacy industrial equipment
Why? An industrial company has a significant number of legacy Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines.


These machines have limited or no IoT capability.  Instead

of waiting years for the next generation of equipment to be purchased and installed, the company wants to upgrade the legacy equipment with battery-powered mobile IoT devices.


By using battery-powered IoT devices, they do not need

need to wire the IoT devices, neither with power nor with Ethernet connection.

How? A Battery-powered mobile IoT device is put either inside the CNC machine or attached to the outside of the machine.


The IoT device can monitor for temperature, humidity, vibration exceeding acceptable values.


If they are exceeded, the IoT device broadcasts in IoT.Over.Beacon mode, and is picked up on the Smartphone of nearby workers and then sent on to the company’s servers for processing.  Information is sent back to the phone by the servers, generating a local message on the worker’s phone what action needs to be taken


What? Battery-powered mobile IoT device installed under sink
Why? To warn the home owner of a water leak under the bathroom sink
How? A mobile IoT device with a water detector is put under the sink.


When it detects water, the IoT device broadcasts in IoT.Over.Beacon mode.


The broadcast is picked up on the Smartphone of the home owner (phone likely in in their pocket or sitting on a table).  A local message is displayed on the phone, and a sound is played, warning the home owner of the leak, allowing them to take action before it becomes very bad.


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Healthcare – Outpatient Knee Surgery

What Does it Do?

How Does it Work?

To improve the patient experience, different content is displayed on the patient’s Smartphone as he/she moves around the hospital •When patient nears proximity of Beacon, Entry is generated on Smartphone App

•Entry triggers rule on App

•Rule specifies action to be taken by App – going to enmo cloud to get content to display

•OPTIONAL – enmo cloud can go to customer cloud to get personalized content

•enmo cloud returns content to be displayed in App

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Security – Auto-Lock PCs

What Does it Do?

How Does it Work?

To add another level of security, the PC will lock automatically when the user walks away. •Beacon inserted into USB port on each PC (for power only)

•User logs in as usual to PC

•User walks away from PC with phone in pocket

•Smartphone App does not detect beacon on PC anymore, triggering Exit

•Exit triggers rule on App

•Rule specifies action to be taken by App – calling web services URL in cloud application

•Cloud application sends message to appropriate PC telling it to lock