IoT is the trending topic in today’s business world, grabbing everyone’s attention among various industries. Here comes, how IoT helps healthcare industry in upcoming era.
What is IoT?
Internet of Things (IoT) is the networking of physical devices like vehicles, smart devices, buildings, etc embedded with software, electronic devices, actuators, sensors and other network connectivity which enable these objects to collect useful data with the help of various existing technologies and exchange the data between other devices.
IoT in Healthcare Industry
Internet of Things in healthcare industry includes various computing and wireless broadcasting communication systems, apps and devices that help patients and providers to monitor, track and store patient’s vital statistics or medical information.
Also, IoT devices feature to enable patient’s health monitoring system remotely using new wireless technologies and to get emergency notifications about the patient’s health problems. The influx of data from the internet connected devices is a worthy source for healthcare management systems for providing better care and to reduce healthcare inefficiencies.
Even though IoT exists in the healthcare industry by means of health monitoring devices such as blood pressure, heart rate monitors and more, it is still expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices as like protocols, domains, and other applications.
Impact of IoT in Healthcare
In the United States, right from small to large healthcare organizations are using the IoT healthcare devices and tools in order to transform the healthcare industry in a unique way. Here are few healthcare devices such as BP monitors, Brainwaves measuring headsets, Google Glass, etc which organized the healthcare industry to the new level using IoT.
Based on research done by ABI, the sale of wireless wearable devices will grow high and reach more than 100 million devices periodically by the year 2016. It is also reported by IMS research, that the wearable or devices which are close to the body produce more genuine and realistic results.
As a result, the number of wearable medical devices increases nowadays, which includes ECG monitors, blood pressure monitors, glucose monitors and so on. Still, the market growth of healthcare wearable technologies is predicted to exceed by $2.9 billion in 2016.
The IoT facilitates the healthcare sector and drifts them to enhance performance at lower cost in order to attain their technology growth by means of interoperability, gathering valid real-time data from various sources and reliable decision-making ability.