Indeed the Internet of Things (IoT) is constantly contributing to solving our day to day problems. Products such as Pizza Button, IoT Refrigerators etc seems to be futuristic but its powering great amount of technology around us.
When the first pacemaker was implanted in 1958, it set off a wave of medical engineering innovation that has saved lives and reduced disability for millions of people.
Now, the emergence of Internet of Things in the field of Healthcare has marked an extraordinary revolution, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).
The Internet of Medical Things promises better, less invasive control of chronic conditions by delivering real-time data on a person’s insulin levels, heart rate, blood pressure, treatment compliance and other factors.
Let’s understand with an example:
Consider a patient equipped with some IoTM devices is receiving consistent care on any day in any place without always the need for face to face office visit for therapies and medication. As the huge data will be generated from the devices with information of different patient health data, the strengths and the deficits of the patients will be instantly available and clearly understandable. Deeper insights and data tracking can lift the curtains of understanding. Interesting!
Additionally, it may include a feature that enables the patients to share their data and get new insights, get support from the team of health advisors and many other benefits against the patient data in order to keep them coming back.
Although IoTM has clinch of benefits, but medical device security is still a topic of deep concern. As unsecured medical devices may be the major threat to our health this technology will only be all set to explode when all these concerns are resolved and gain the patient trust.
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