Medicine is networking. This means not only device that communicate with each other. Data sets from countless patients are analyzed, researchers are looking for similarities and find trends for diagnosis and treatment. You can learn more about M2M and Big Data in the halls 12 and 15 at MEDICA 2017.
A new report from market research firm Scalar Market Research forecasts an “impressive” rate of growth for the smart ring market to 2022.
As wearables continue to shrink in size, they are moving from wrist-worn devices to those that can be worn on a finger. Such “smart rings” not only function as jewelry, but can connect to a user’s smartphone, offer gesture control, provide activity tracking, and be used to make contactless payments.
According to the Scalar Market Research report, key factors promoting the global growth of the smart ring market include the rise in demand for Internet of Things (IoT) and increased use of wearables. In particular, says the report, various cloud computing applications in commercial as well as healthcare – especially those used to address an increased prevalence of diseases – are to drive the market’s growth.
The healthcare industry’s disruption is increasing through the use of the Internet of Things. Applications that connect to healthcare IT systems via online computer networks, smartphones and medical devices are transforming the way patient information is collected, and facilitating access to healthcare.
Healthcare technology is still evolving and the sector must be prepared to use big data collected from connected devices. An optimization of this data analysis has the potential to improve treatments, therapies and transform patient care at home.
Predictive Maintenance of Hospital Equipment
Tracking Healthcare Devices
Interoperability of Health Devices
Wearable mHealth devices
Sensored Hospital Beds
Automated Workflows and Location Intelligence
Internet of Medical Things
Improved Disease Management
Enhanced Patient Experience
Patient remote monitoring reduces costs and allows doctors to keep track of their patients when they are not in the doctor’s examination room. Interoperability of health devices is crucial to optimize the hospital workflow.
Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) describes with a short animation clip what is rising up into healthcare in terms of IoT adoption.
By the IoT Solution World Conngress in Barcellona it’s possibile also to go though case studies, both in partneship with IBM, that are important starting point in this new industry: