Internet of Things is the new innovation that has been used in many industries. IoT has a number of applications in the health sector. It is expected that the IoT healthcare market will be more than 400 billion by the year 2022. Here we will discuss the uses of IoT in this sector.
Smart devices and sensors
Patients can now manage their health using wearable devices. These give an accurate reading of various health indicators like a heartbeat, blood pressure, sugar level, etc. There is no need to use any extra medical equipment for recording such readings.
Smart inhalers are now used for treating bronchial asthma. There are smart pills and smart blister packs also. These devices help in diagnosis and improve the treatment.
Patient health portals are very common now. These help to provide better customer service, schedule appointments, etc. Using IoT, patients will be able to consult with the doctors online and even check out the lab results.
Biosensors can transmit medical information to mobile using a wireless network. Using these the doctors can control the treatment of the patient even from outside the hospital. They can get data about the patient’s health every day.
Patients can see their glucose levels, pulse, etc. and the biosensors can alert the doctor if there is any health issue. So, doctors can get information about the patient in real time.
IoT will have lots more applications in the health sector. Treatments will be better and there will be better communication between the doctor and the patient.