Smart Wheelchair Uses IoT for Patient Monitoring

ELIZABETH MONTALBANO | March 1, 2016

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When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of medical devices, you generally think of wearable technology or other small devices that include sensors for monitoring. Now a group of German engineering students is taking this idea to the next level with the development of larger machinery -- a smart wheelchair and walker -- that can also monitor a patient’s condition remotely.Students at the Furtwangen University (HFU) in Germany have developed what they call the IoT Wheelchair and the IoT Walker, aimed at helping patients who live in remote areas where it’s difficult to reach a local hospital or doctor but still may need fast and urgent care.

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