Practical Uses of Smart Health Research
The aforementioned “Internet of Things,” (IoT) is just a bunch of connected sensors. Tech Company Temboo has found a way to pair a microphone with a motion sensor to monitor independent retirees living alone. The sensor logs activity data to a Microsoft Power BI database. Clients’ devices are tied to a pager service, which allows seniors to connect to numerous mobile carriers to send SMS/text alerts to family members if something goes wrong.
No-show appointments are costly to healthcare facilities. Patients might be surprised to learn that making appointments and emailing doctors are part of the IoT, and they can also use this powerful technology to pay their hospital bills. This technology can also track time taken to drive from the patient’s home to the healthcare facility, taking into account traffic conditions, and suggest a suitable departure time. It can even rearrange or cancel appointments automatically.
Another type of medical technology is the wearable device, including smartwatches. Wearables are useful for monitoring the elderly population, and it can be a great help for patients who have Parkinson’s disease. People with diabetes and other patients on special diets can use these devices to monitor their food intake. Patients can use voice input commands on their wearables, or they can use these devices mainly for reminders.