Date of Paper/Work


Type of Paper/Work

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Nanette Hoerr


Doctor of Nursing Practice


A more current example of disruptive innovation is The Internet of Things (IoT), a term that describes the expanding network of physical objects that feature an internet provider address allowing connectivity and a wireless communication between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems. The IoT significantly changes the relationship between people and devices, and with increased Broadband access, it allows people to share data effortlessly and seamlessly. Connections can be people-people, people-things, and things-things. Increasingly, everyday objects like a refrigerator, car, or baby monitor are designed to have network connectivity allowing them to send and receive wireless data. Current analysts muse that by the year 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices (Morgan, 2014).

One of newest illustration of IoT devices is Wearable Technology. Fitbits, Apple watches, and Google Glasses, all potential disruptive technologies, are appearing on people of all ages. This interactive technology has the potential to alter the entire paradigm of how to motivate people to pursue healthy behaviors by receiving instant feedback. The quantified self-movement has blossomed and people are independently tracking their own exercise, sleep cycles, and mood cycles.