A Sample IoT Device Test Plan
Just as the introduction of smart phones and mobile apps brought new concerns to testing (including touchscreen gestures, location awareness, and orientation concerns), testing the smart devices in the Internet of Things requires re-calibration as well.
Quality assurance professionals and testers of IoT devices must account for the data input from accelerometers, gyroscopes, ambient light sensors, altimeters, GPS locators, and myriad other types of sensors, in addition to testing the boundaries of that input.For example, consider everything that goes into testing a wrist-mounted fitness tracker. Its user wears the tracking device around the wrist, and the device uses its sensors to pick up the user’s body metrics, such as pulse rate and temperature as well as location, elevation, and movement.
The smart device uses this input to calculates things such as steps, flights of stairs, and calories burned based on configuration settings. The user will wear the device in all sorts of conditions and place it under all sorts of stresses, which means testing it will require a detailed test plan such as the one outlined in Zephyr's IoT And Its Impact On Testing whitepaper. Click on the image to the right to get the FREE IoT And Its Impact On Testing whitepaper, which will walk you through a 6-step sample test plan of a health fitness monitor device that you can use as a model for successful testing of your IoT devices!