IoT Applications for Healthcare
Remote Patient Monitoring
IoT technology can alleviate the strain on healthcare providers and their staff by providing them with accurate and reliable wearables for remote patient monitoring.
Wearables can remotely track and automatically record many biometric parameters, including a patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature. They also provide the possibility for patients to be monitored from the comfort of their homes.
Furthermore, when situations that need professional attention arise, an automated system can recognize them and notify a doctor immediately.
IoT technology can be used to monitor medication adherence and compliance.
Through smart medication dispensers, healthcare professionals and caregivers can track when a medication is taken by a patient. They, as well as the patient, can get an alert and notification when a dose is missed.
Smart medication monitoring is especially useful for patients who must take multiple medications on a regular basis, as it can help ensure that they are taking their medications as prescribed.
In addition, this type of monitoring also provides valuable data to healthcare providers, allowing them to track the effectiveness of a treatment plan and adjust as needed.