IoT and Healthcare

In all my findings on the subject of the Internet of Things, what fascinates me the most, are the advancing developments that have taken place in provisioning Cloud technology for health and health care products.

With the sudden upswing in lifestyle and commercial diseases, people have become more conscious about their health. There are many who are ready to go that extra mile to keep to the fitness mark.

As masses thirsted to learn more about various ailments, it resulted in keying down numerous health articles and blogs that have been flooding the web ever since the Internet was grooving in its ever-emergent glory.

Infact, over the last three decades writers and bloggers alike have given detailed accounts on some unconceivable health predicaments that make their tenacious presence felt to this day.

True to Moore’s Law, with the information available we not only know how to tackle out lives better, but we now delve into the crux of the issue by arresting technology for our better being.

With the health sector gaining so much clout, techno giants (Who have no products underlining health, under their umbrella), have now begun to tie up with small, yet innovative laboratories, which harness the cloud technology, to be able to track an individual’s health, using a very profound system of measuring the recorded values.

The investments made by these giants are high, with the clear intention of earning accentuated gains in a future. Some famous, well-known mergers include, Aditi Technologies who works in conjunction with Microsoft, coming up with three unique health solutions using IoT. Another unique partnership that has been forged is between Philips and Salesforce.com. Indian technological giants, like TATA have also entered the business marking a name in the international health markets.

While IoT and healthcare is witnessing an all time high, most projects are still in its infancy. There is uncertainly on how things may pan out, but giants like General Electronics, Apple, and Google invest huge stakes on this front keeping the future and determined success of projects of this nature in mind.

At the turn of the decade, the cloud technology will have comfortably set in for the use of health care products, involving routine ongoing too. After all why not! The internet will not only ensure standard variables for good health, but will work around the crucial dynamics of negating almost all the errors that we as humans incur while tending to patients.

The IoT in the healthcare sector inculcates transparency, whereby doctors and healthcare professionals can make dynamic decisions using the recorded values to their advantage from anywhere around the world. Also it helps the patient to become more consciously aware of the on-goings within his/her own body. The sensors serve as a constant reminder at keeping their health at bay. This is also the reason why IoT in healthcare is not only used by those who are chronically ill, but also by those who strive to keep daunting ailments at bay.

One might assume, that investing in sensor-oriented gadgets is an expensive affair, but actually it is the other way around. The sensor oriented gadgets are indeed cost saving in the long run for the following reasons.

  1. a) An individual can avail of a detailed account of his/her health at any time.
  2. b) It refutes absolutely any human error.
  3. c) It reduces cost of going through the pains of constantly taking numerous reports (like MRI’s, X-Ray, Blood tests, and many more. It reduces the need or want for manpower.
  4. d) It bridges gaps between patient and the doctor as technologies as these negates any difficulty in comprehending the complexities of medical terms.

There are so many health care products that have taken the market by a storm. Some of these wearables include watches. My next blog will give readers a detailed insight in the numerous health-care (multi-functional) watches available in the market, and are also able to track health all the same. After all these watches are all set to define a new era, fusing technology and trends, enabling users to live a better and more purposeful life.

Till then … stay FIT!

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