The Internet of Things (IoT) for Sustainability: A Framework for Costa Rica

Authors

  • Tom Okot Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4402-2127
  • Priscilla Madrigal-Mendez Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)
  • David Solorzano-Arias Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242023000400003

Keywords:

Internet of Things, IoT, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized our lifestyle and work patterns by connecting multiple internet-connected devices, applications, sensors, and machines, thereby generating substantial amounts of data through wired or wireless connections. This emerging technology has witnessed rapid growth in recent years and holds immense promise for promoting sustainability. Despite various initiatives implemented in Costa Rica to support sustainability and individual efforts to harness the potential of the IoT, there is still a lack of a comprehensive framework to assist businesses and the government in implementing and measuring outcomes. Globally, approximately 75% of IoT projects concentrate on five sustainable development goals (SDGs). This study aims to develop a conceptual framework that delineates a strategy for utilizing the IoT to foster sustainable development in Costa Rica. This framework adopts a holistic approach to sustainability, encompassing economic, social, and environmental considerations. Furthermore, it strives to integrate digital technologies into sustainability endeavors to optimize their impact. This study's findings suggest substantial potential for the technology to contribute to sustainable development in the country. However, several challenges must be addressed to fully capitalize on its benefits.

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Author Biographies

Priscilla Madrigal-Mendez , Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

Graduate of the Business School, Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

David Solorzano-Arias , Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

Graduate of the Business School, Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

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Published

2023-12-22

How to Cite

Okot, T., Madrigal-Mendez , P., & Solorzano-Arias , D. (2023). The Internet of Things (IoT) for Sustainability: A Framework for Costa Rica. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 18(4), 3–17. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242023000400003

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