A Study on ‘IOT’ and its Medicinal Applications
Medical diagnostic consumes a large part of hospital bills. Technology can
move the routines of medical checks from a hospital (hospital-centric) to the patient’s
home (home-centric). The right diagnosis will also lessen the need of hospitalization. A
new paradigm, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), has an extensive applicability in
numerous areas, including healthcare. The full application of this paradigm in
healthcare area is a mutual hope because it allows medical centers to function more
competently and patients to obtain better treatment. The IoT device collects and
transfers health data: blood pressure, oxygen and blood sugar levels, weight, and ECGs.
These data are stored in the cloud and can be shared with an authorized person, who
could be a physician, your insurance company, a participating health firm or an external
consultant, to allow them to look at the collected data regardless of their place, time, or
device. However, in most of countries internet access is available to people on systems
and their mobile devices, so that the transferring of the information can be much easier
and less costly through the internet.