Vacuums, washing machines, and refrigerators completely changed life for women in the 20th century. The new horizon of labor-saving devices will not only saves us time, but provide important data with which to make informed decisions about our health, homes, work, and families. Known as the “internet of things” or IoT, women are wearing, carrying, and using connected devices that capture and transmit data to user devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets.
Elizabeth Rojas Levi, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations for Nokia Corporation, and Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst for IWF, discuss the ways women are incorporating IoT into their daily lives and what the next wave of devices will offer. They also tackle the government’s role in regulating the development of new technologies.