Why IoT is a Game Changer in Healthcare Management
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Why IoT is a Game Changer in Healthcare Management

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, January 31, 2022

The proliferation of the internet of things (IoT) technologies enables healthcare to progress from face-to-face consultation to telemedicine.

FREMONT, CA: Health is defined as a complete state of physical, mental, and social well-being, not simply the absence of disease. Health is a critical component of people's aspirations for a better life. Unfortunately, the global health crisis has created a dilemma due to several factors, including inadequate health services, large disparities between rural and urban areas, and physician and nurse shortages during times of crisis.

In the last decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled the internal connectivity of all objects, and it has been dubbed the next technological revolution. Intelligent health monitoring mechanisms, intelligent parking, smart homes, intelligent cities, intelligent climate, industrial sites, and agricultural fields are just a few of the IoT applications. The most incredible application of IoT is in healthcare management, where it enables tracking of both health and environmental conditions. IoT is nothing more than the process of connecting computers to the internet via sensors and networks. These interconnected components can be used in health monitoring devices. The used sensors then transmit the data to remote locations via M2M, including machinery for computers, human-machine interfaces, handheld devices, and smartphones. It is a straightforward, energy-efficient, significantly more intelligent, scalable, and interoperable method for tracking and optimizing care for any health problem. Modern systems provide a flexible interface, assistant devices, and mental health management to enable humans to live a more intelligent life.

The two most important indicators of human health are heart rate and body temperature. Calculating the pulses can be used to determine the pulse rate. An increase in the blood flow volume can determine the pulse rate. A normal heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute for healthy individuals. The temperature of the human body is simply the heat generated by the body, and the total amount of heat radiated by the body is determined scientifically. The average person's body temperature is determined by various variables, including the ambient temperature, the individual's gender, and his eating habits. It is likely to be between 97.8 °F (36.5 °C) and 99 °F (37.2 °C) in healthy adults. A change in body temperature can be caused by various factors, including the flu, low-temperature hypothermia, or any other illness. Fever is a common indicator of almost all illnesses. Numerous methods exist for assessing the heart rate and body temperature invasively and noninvasively. Noninvasive approaches have proven accurate and convenient for the consumer over time. It is suggested that a healthcare facility should provide comfortable room conditions for patients. Certain parameters such as room humidity, the concentration of all gases such as CO and CO2 can help determine the quality of the room environment. Toxic gases and certain humidity levels are extremely dangerous to patients. Room humidity should be between 30 percent and 65 percent for maximum comfort.

There are numerous fatal diseases in the medical sector, such as heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, and liver disease. IoT in healthcare, however, still focuses on tracking the fundamental symptoms of all patients and the patient's room environment, which is the major goal. Apart from personalizing critical health-related criteria, the IoT system addresses the issue of maintaining a single database of patients in hospitals via a web server.

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