“With MATLAB, I can code and debug a new capability much faster than with other languages. Cutting our development time in half with MATLAB was instrumental in our ability to meet a tight timeline. Our customer was convinced that I’d worked 70 hours each week when he saw the results”- Bancroft Henderson, EM Solutions. 

Undoubtedly, the increasing demand and popularity of MATLAB in the world of engineers and software developers cannot be undermined in the present era. MATLAB is an indispensable asset for scientists, researchers, and engineers. The richness of the MATLAB computational environment in combination with an integrated development environment creates a research and development tool that equates to none in the market. 

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From quick code prototyping to full-blown deployable applications, this impeccable software stands as the de facto development language serving the technical needs of a diverse group of users. Now, apart from being a knight in shining armor for the engineers and scientists, MATLAB can be used in innumerable other ways by countless people in occupations you might not know to date. 

In today’s blog post, we will be sharing certain real-life applications of MATLAB and the spectacular ways in which it can make our everyday life easier.  Reading this comprehensive blog will open new avenues of information, and you will start looking at MATLAB differently than now. (We guarantee!)

Without any further ado, let’s get to the deets. Shall we? 

The Best Beneficial Uses Of MATLAB 

Day-by-day technologies are becoming more advanced with innumerable features and useful applications. Out of these updated and advanced technologies, MATLAB is one of them. 

There are numerous MATLAB applications we use in our daily life. Unfortunately, we are just unaware of them till now. Let’s look at the real-life examples where we use MATLAB and how it makes our day-to-day life easier- 

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1. Control System Design 

Model-built design systems and control-design systems are developing rapidly. The control system toolbox is used to design these automatic control systems. 

A control system is responsible for managing, giving commands, and regulating the behavior of other devices or systems. It is based on control loops. The control system toolbox of MATLAB provides algorithms and apps for systematically analyzing, designing, and tuning linear control systems. You can also perform rapid prototyping, verification of the system, and numerous other things. 

Simple home heaters, washing machines, and cameras are the best examples of the control system. 

2. Digital Signal Processing 

Digital signal processing is the usage of digital processing such as by computers or specialized digital signal processors to perform a range of signal processing operations. The usage of MATLAB products makes it easy to use signal processing techniques to analyze time-series data and also provides a unified workflow for the development of embedded systems and streaming applications.  Scanning machines, fax machines, digital tape systems are the best examples of the DSP system. 

3. Wireless Communications 

Wireless communication is a broad term used for connecting two devices using a wireless signal. Teams in wireless engineering use MATLAB to diminish the development time, eliminate early design problems, streamline testing and verification. 

4. Image Processing And Computer Vision 

If you closely look at the ‘write my paper’ tutorials of the best minds associated with the industry, you would understand that image processing is particularly focused on the processing of raw images. It also makes them ready for other tasks like computer vision. On the other hand, computer vision looks at images similar to the human eye. It includes comprehending and predicting the visual output. The use of MATLAB offers a comprehensive environment to analyze these images and develop algorithms efficiently. 

5. Embedded Systems 

Embedded systems are computer systems that consist of hardware and software components. They are designed to perform a specific task. Some remarkable examples of embedded systems are washing machines, printers, automobiles, cameras, industrial machines, and the likes. With the push of one button, MATLAB allows to generate code and run it on the hardware. 

6. Robotics 

Robotics is an interdisciplinary field of science and engineering. It incorporates mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science to innovate robots or human-like machines. Reputed robotics researchers and engineers use MATLAB to design and tune algorithms, real-world model systems, and generate code successfully- all from one software environment.

7. Mechatronics 

Mechatronics technology is a remarkable combination of two engineering streams- mechanical and electronic engineering. Mechatronic systems require integrating mechanical, electrical control, and embedded software subsystems. The use of MATLAB helps you to design and simulate all of this in a single environment. 

8. Computational Biology and Computational Finance 

Computational Biology is the study of biological data for an in-depth understanding of biological systems and relationships. On the other hand, computational finance is the study of financial data and modeling. The use of MATLAB in this stream helps in solving ordinary differential equations that model the biological behavior. Further, the MATLAB computational finance suite helps you in developing quantitative applications for risk management, insurance, investment management, and econometrics. 

9. IoT (Internet Of Things)

Internet of Things is the network of vehicles, devices, home appliances, and others embedded with electronics, sensors, software, actuators, and connectivity. The combination of these enables the exchange of data. The use of MATLAB in the IoT helps in designing, prototyping, and deployment of IoT applications like operations optimization, predictive maintenance, supervisory control, etc. 

10. Data Analytics 

This refers to the process of studying data to gain comprehensive insights. It is mostly accomplished with the help of other software and tools. But, in the modern era, engineers and IT professionals are making use of MATLAB to develop Big Data Analytics Systems. 

11. Biotechnology, Medical, and Pharmaceutical 

These fields incorporate the development of new medicines and other healthcare technologies. By the use of MATLAB software, we can develop a unique model system, verify the design system, simulate the algorithms, plot, or customized test reports. 

Endoscopic machines, MRI scanners, or Radiation base machines are remarkable examples of these systems. 

To Conclude

Now that we have gone through almost all the major applications of MATLAB in real life, we can safely say that it is one of the most powerful languages that contribute to the development of almost all industries. We use many of such useful applications stated above in our day-to-day life without even knowing. 

Do you think that we have left out any important ways MATLAB contributes to our society? Shoot out in the comments section below.