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Digital medicine, successfully networked by MEDICA 2017 – World Forum for Medicine

MEDICA 2017Medicine 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.

Düsseldorf, 13-16 November 2017

Smart ring market to benefit from consumer and healthcare

Smart RingsA 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.

Click here to download the report

IoT in Healthcare

IoT in HealthcareThe 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.
IoT Wolrd Congress

By the IoT Solution World Congress in Barcellona it’s possibile to see and touch which are the most recent applications in this field like the following:

Predictive Maintenance of Hospital Equipment
Tracking Healthcare Devices
Interoperability of Health Devices
Remote Monitoring
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:

Novo Nordisk and IBM partner to build diabetes care solutions on the Watson Health Cloud
Infirmary Health System deployed a security solution to qualify for meaningful use dollars and reduced security incidents significantly.

These examples show the incredible power in terms of increasing efficiency and efficacy in chronical diseases and in the environment health management.