Introduction and development of intellectual technologies in the field of healthcare is one of the main directions in the Internet of things.
Principle of operation
The work of the smart healthcare system is supposed to be based on two components. The database collected directly from patients is an intangible part. Information can be collected automatically using sensors used both in hospital and at home. Sensors and other devices, some of which can independently exchange received data, is the second, material, component of the system.
- Sensors for wearing directly on the body.
- Bracelets or badges, allowing to monitor the movements of medical personnel and patients.
- Electronic tags on medical implements to facilitate its search.
- Electronic chambers of intensive care for remote monitoring of severe patients.
- Movement sensors and microphones in the wards.
- Application or things (for example, a box for ampoules / tablets) sending a reminder about taking medication to both the patient and his or treating doctor.
Medicine of tomorrow
Technologies that process data from sensors allow you to continuously monitor the health status of patients, predict the course of the disease, to discover new opportunities for disease prevention through early diagnosis. Doctors have access to the full current history of the referring patient and can quickly select the desired course of therapy at any stage of the human disease.
Advantages for doctors:
- the ability to obtain patient health data in real time and remotely;
- convenient joint work: constant exchange of information between databases of various medical institutions;
- simplification of control surveys: data from sensors are automatically received;
- accurate diagnosis of diseases at early stages, reducing the number of errors;
- The collected data is accumulated in the Big Data-bases for further use in scientific research.
Advantages for patients - high quality of services, effective personalized treatment, the possibility to receive medical care remotely.