Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare

3 min readFeb 8, 2022

The article was initially published on Vilmate Blog.

Healthcare has always been of major importance by its nature. And the pandemic has put it even closer to the frontier.

In this short abstract, we’ll look at the IoT itself and the ways it helps medical personnel handle their jobs.

What is IoT all about?

The Internet of Things enables billions of devices to act globally as a huge living organism. Data perceiving features added to various electronic appliances plus internet connection combine their functionality via cloud technologies.

The data circulation is performed through layers, being mindful of the security system in each data access point.

4 layers of data processing in IoT

  • Perception layer
  • Network layer
  • Support layer
  • Application layer

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The ubiquity & adaptability of IoT

If you look around, you will find lots of instances of IoT objects. And it’s not necessarily your phone or laptop.

Any device or piece of equipment attributed with sensors, which can be really tiny and invisible to the eye, contributes to the IoT ecosystem.

Unsurprisingly, a lot of industries take advantage of that:

  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Sports & Fashion
  • Utilities
  • Smart Cities

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And now it’s time to center our sight on the medical IoT and the benefits of IoT in healthcare.

The potential of IoT in the medical sphere

The human body is the most complex ‘machine’ you can imagine dealing with. Its potential is still not fully discovered, and the interconnected internal processes operating in it are close to incalculable.

Therefore, medical IoT (MIoT) faces the tremendous challenge of helping diagnose and treat people as accurately and efficiently as possible.

Thanks to a huge variety of the size scale of IoT objects, it makes it possible for them to be injected directly into the body. It opens quite a lot of opportunities for measuring, monitoring, and analyzing patients’ health conditions.

The cases that first come to mind for MIoT utilization are as follows:

  • Real-time locating for patients & equipment
  • Health monitoring
  • Drug delivery
  • Lethal diseases treatment
  • IoT for medical insurance companies

If you want to know more details, check the full text: IoT in Healthcare Market: Why should you care?

Why is MIoT to stay in the market?

Despite the toughness of the challenges that MIoT constantly faces, the interest in the sphere only continues to grow.

The ability to ease most of the procedures for doctors and patients, more accurate diagnoses, and reduced physician-patient time response will always be putting the wind in the sector.

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Some raw figures of GlobeNewswire illustrate that the industry is to exceed $170 billion of investments in the immediate future.

MarketsandMarkets predicts that the medical devices’ sphere only will have gained $70+ billion in the next 5 years.

The related spheres of health insurance, elderly care, the manufacturing and implementation of robotic medical systems also won’t let the interest fade away.

As a whole

The concept of IoT resembles the ‘ordinary’ internet when we’re talking about data circulation.

The future of IoT in healthcare, or MIoT, is of the highest interest in terms of business perspectives. In other words, the market sphere still holds a lot of potential under the hood.

One more time, to find more details and the top 3 of IoT healthcare market perspectives in particular, follow the link and check the full article: IoT in Healthcare Market: Why Should You Care?.

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