S. Rept. 116-179: Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act, Report to Accompany S. 1611, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, December 17, 2019 [open pdf - 470KB]
From the Document: "S. 1611 would take steps to help develop a national strategy to encourage the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). [...] IoT can be described as the widespread integration and proliferation of Internet-connected devices. Some commentators have observed that IoT brings the physical and digital world together.1 IoT use cases include subcutaneous body sensors that provide a patient's real-time vital signs to medical providers to applications that allow users' phones to monitor and adjust household functions (like pre-heating an oven, running a bath, and controlling smart lightbulbs). IoT can also be used in infrastructure, such as smart cities where ubiquitous sensors allow for smoother flow of traffic; and roadways, buildings, bridges, and dams with embedded sensors that automatically communicate their structural integrity to officials, providing alerts when repairs or upgrades are needed.2 Industries are expected to use IoT to speed processes, create operational and manufacturing efficiencies, and better serve consumers."
S. Rept. 116-179; Senate Report 116-179
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