The development of medical technologies has come a long way. Making complex health care processes into tiny Devices Capable of doing checkups easily and cost-efficiently in the field of medical advancements Internet of Things (IoT) has played a very big role. As a result, rigorous development of IoT healthcare devices is easily accessible to the majority community of people.
Here Some Frequently used Internet of Things Medical Devices
Cardiac monitoring 24*7 is necessary for a patient suffering from heart disease. Staying at a medical facility and getting professional care is an option. But it’s very much costly yet ineffective. This is so because staying connected to a stationed heart monitoring device with wires is both physically and mentally unhealthy.
Here come the advanced studies in heart rate monitoring. Healthcare IoT devices related to heart rate monitoring is available in abundance. A device which is compact and can be used without the supervision of a medical expert lets the patient move freely. This devise’s accuracy is incredibly sharp. It provides a 90% accuracy rate even better as with times development is still going on. The device user family members can be kept updated about their loved one’s heart rate condition.
As there are multiple devices like this which can be used parallelly to catch any abnormalities and with advanced algorithms the devices ai is able to predict any future health conditions and abnormalities which help a person to be alert in advance and consult with a doctor to resolve the problem. There are many devices used which can work in an IoT health care ecosystem and function better together.
Depression and Mood Observation
In this day and age, the human mind suffers the most as varying from person to person there is a very high level of stress, anxiety social pressure which leads to depression. In a busy personal life having not having meaningful full connections and interaction with their family member and friends and above this the social life can lead to various mental conditions monitoring them is necessary to have a healthy mindset and continue to stay healthy.
Internet of things and healthcare both come to gather and help gather data about moods and present research and help the IoT devices determine how the person’s mental state or mood is. Analyzing a person mood with the help of determining the state of mind they are in its incredibly beneficial for parents as they can understand how their children’s mental condition is if they live far apart or together both as emotional outbursts can be predicted and avoided and professional help can be sleeked in time. For example, in Apple watch there is an application that monitors depression. Which monitors a person’s mood every day along with their cognition giving exceptionally good results.
Medical condition which requires immediate action after an attack or spike in there breathing patterns like asthma and COPD. These diseases require analyzing the patient’s data and predicting when there might be a spike or what might trigger the attack. These devices also collect the data of the environment data the patient stays in the air quality and other parameters set by the developers. The IoT healthcare development teams also collect data regarding the patient’s behavior to study in a detailed manner and to improve their product. The Smart Inhalers can notify the patient if they are not carrying it to or forgotten it somewhere with the help of their mobile devices.
In the field of surgery, there is a very complex situation that requires the error-free implementation of the treatment which is somewhat difficult for the doctors to perform with zero errors. In some cases, a doctor is unable to reach the part or organ on which the surgery needs to be performed. Robots easily reach the target organ with a small size of incision which results in early recovery and low damage on the patients’ body. These robots are very small and reliable to perform complex surgery with minimal disruption. IoT robots have been used for a long time in the field of surgery but they also face challenges in the process that can be taken care of with human supervision. Examples of fields where robots can help in surgery alongside a doctor, colorectal surgery, heart surgery, endometriosis head and neck (transoral) surgery, general surgery thoracic, surgery urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery.
The human body is one of the most delicate and complex organisms ever discovered so collecting data from a human body internally is extremely hard and people are afraid of having an electronic device inside a human body. So, by creating digestible sensors researchers gain a possibility to collect data from the person’s digestive system, and the sensors if in shape after entering a person’s stomach it can send data on that person’s digestive processes and also check the person’s condition of the stomachs inner linings. These sensors are extremely small, and it can be consumed like a pill, and as it consumable healthcare IoT product it gets dissolved with the body leaving no trace of ever being inside the body.
Hygiene Maintain Devices
With the pandemic going on (Covid-19) the coronavirus left us with many questions regarding persons and society’s hygiene. On the internet of things in healthcare is a field that has been well research on the topic of hygiene and having already been practiced in hospitals or food processing plants or any place that requires that kind of protection. Now it’s vastly used at many palaces including departmental stores and malls and at some hoses too. some examples of IoT devices used for hygiene are Automated sanitization system home alarms reminding a person to wash hand after entering a household or bathroom or in separate timers.
Multiple sensors related to healthcare internet of things is used post-treatment to speed up recovery to like Bluetooth enabled weighing machines and oximeter blood pressure cuff together data collecting and symptoms tracing application to send data updates to the patient’s doctor about the symptoms and recovery or whether the situation is worsening or not. seen in research that monitoring a patient like this by the doctors gives much better results than just routine checkups.
Internet of Things Healthcare Examples
- Automated Sanitization Systems
- Blood Oximeter
- Contactless Thermometer
- Assisting Nurse Robot
- Doctor assisting Robot Surgeons
- Many Smartwatches and fitness trackers help a person to maintain good health
- Like Heartbeat monitoring sensor glucose monitoring sensors also which help in the intake of insulin pens accompanied by Mobile application to show data
- Mood Monitoring devises such a smartwatch
As time changes costing of electronic devices decrease and the availability of the devices becomes more common and easier to be used by general people with Innovation, on a rise regarding IoT health, we can assume that sometime in the future robots will be able to perform without human interaction.