Section 11 – Transitioning to a New Normal
The Johns Hopkins dashboard blends up-to-the-moment information from Esri, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS, EPA, and other sources into an infographic that, until recently, would have required hours or days to draw manually. Imagine the potential to use similar technology to report on a company’s supply chain, customer preferences, regional sales, or any number of other areas that once demanded hands-on compilation into paper reports that were outdated before they could be analyzed.
The next stage of visualization may be augmented reality supported by IoT sensors. Healthcare offers good examples of that, too. First, hospital cleaning teams can now wear special goggles tied to IoT sensors that identify which parts of a COVID-19 facility need to be sanitized to minimize the spread of the infection.