From the article:
"The term Internet of Things (IoT) is used for situations where one or more devices are connected to a network
or possibly the Internet. Most studies focus on the possibilities that arise when a device is capable to share its
data with other devices or humans. In this study, the focus is on the device itself and what kind of possibilities
an Internet connection gives to the device and its owner or user. Also the data the device needs to participate
in a smart way in the IoT are part of this study. Agent technology is the enabling technology for the ideas
introduced here. A proof of concept is given, where some concepts proposed in the paper are put into practice."