Top 5 things to know about IoT in medicine

TOM MERRIT | January 8, 2019

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IoT means a lot of different things, but one of its more interesting applications is in medicine; given its reputation for insecurity, that can be troubling. Let's look at five things you should know about IoT in medicine. SEE: Internet of Things policy (Tech Pro Research) It enables real-time monitoring. Your doctor can not only see your heart-rate, but also your glucose level, breathing rate, and much more. This can help them spot trends and get alerts to give care faster when needed. It enables real-time monitoring. This means your actual personal status can be monitored at any moment. However, if not properly secured with good access controls and strong privacy policies, you may be revealing a lot of information about yourself to people you don't want to. Your medical history is more detailed than ever. If you have wearables tracking your vitals—along with maybe a pacemaker, C-PAP, or glucose monitor—all that can create a clear picture of you in order to help a doctor better diagnose and treat you.

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