Five ways healthcare firms can get ahead in the race to the Medical Internet of Things

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception. Five years ago, the medical device connectivity market was largely insignificant, but is now expected to grow at a CAGR of 38% over the next five years by adopting the capabilities of the IoT. With this in mind, here are five recommendations for healthcare organizations to ensure they fully embrace the power of the IoT: 

Embrace the...

By Bhoopathi Rapolu, 25 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

How a pharmaceutical supply chain company is taking advantage of the Internet of Things

In 2014, during a routine check from the Ministry of Health in the U.S., it was found that only 55 percent of vaccines were stored and transported in the temperature conditions that ensured the medication maintained its quality. To put that into perspective, every baby born receives vaccines to prevent diseases such as small pox and measles. If only 55 percent of those vaccinations maintain safety requirements, that creates a situation where a majority of babies don’t get the quality dosage and...

By Hans de Visser, 25 May 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

Opinion: For unobtrusive wearables, consider the UX from all angles

Unobtrusive wearable tech used to be an oxymoron, but some of today’s technologies are getting close to achieving this lofty goal — devices that function so naturally, wearers don’t even notice they have them on. And it has potential to alter the healthcare industry in major ways. 

Monitoring patients for overall health and to track recovery has become a round-the-clock endeavor. Unobtrusive wearable devices are able to gather some of the highest quality data available, and their mostly...

By Shanon Marks, 21 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, Wearables.

How ‘brain wearables’ can address 21st century needs

The human brain is the most complex system in the known universe. It is imbued with enormous potential that we have yet to fully understand or to harness. But we’re making progress, for many good reasons.

By studying how the human brain functions and how it responds to stimuli, we can potentially train our minds for optimal performance and, perhaps, overcome physical disabilities or detect neurological abnormalities for treatment. We stand now on the cusp of what has been called ‘The Fourth...

By Tan Le, 06 March 2017, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Healthcare, Wearables.

Internet of Things case study: Boston Children’s Hospital and smarter healthcare

MWC Healthcare is one of the richest areas of opportunity for the Internet of Things. Shwetak Patel, a MacArthur Fellow and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University Washington who specializes in developing Internet of Things technologies says, “the next wave of the Internet of Things is going to have a huge impact in healthcare. For example, health sensing in the home is critical for managing chronic diseases.” One of the diseases Patel is targeting with the...

By Kevin Ashton, 28 February 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.

Valuation of global IoT healthcare market set to hit $410bn by 2022

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The global IoT in healthcare market is set to hit $410 billion by 2022 and be driven by demand for technologically advanced medical devices on account of the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as heart failure, obesity, diabetes and hypertension, according to the latest release from Grand View Research.

Other supplementary factors playing their role in the market’s growth include the launch of advanced connected medical devices, penetration of smart phones, and use of...

By IoT News, 09 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Healthcare, IoT.