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Iot Sensor Testing

Whitepaper: The Internet of Things Impact on Testing


The Internet of Things brings many new things to the table in terms of testing requirements, including major emphasis on unusual device types, such as home appliances, along with the minimal interfaces that have to fit and work on a thermostat, watch, etc. With diverse set of products entering the IoT market, quality assurance teams need to carefully think about how to meet the quality standards of these products.

For example, consider 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 takes this input and calculates things such as steps, flights of stairs, and calories burned based on configuration settings. The user can view a simplified version of the data on the device itself, but the device also syncs to a mobile device and possibly to the cloud for detailed analysis. The user will wear the device in all sorts of conditions and place it under all sorts of stresses. That’s far more complicated than typing the user’s name and address into a Web form, and it requires far more complicated testing.

Read this whitepaper to learn more!