In the event of the current crisis, when the world is fighting with novel coronavirus, technology innovation is steadily making a difference to the healthcare systems.
FREMONT, CA: The healthcare officials are working vigorously to provide the best facility to prevent the citizens from the infection and to save the affected ones. The countries are doing their best, keeping all the resources at their disposal and setting up cutting-edge technology to easing the effects of Covid-19 and people at risk. Modern technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), together with other technologies like Cloud and AI, are emerging to be very efficient during the crisis. This technology can be used to monitor patients who are at high risk and, therefore, be a source of information to the healthcare staff to take the required action.
Here are three ways IoT is being used to monitor the pandemic.
Researchers have come up with sensorized suits that can monitor human body parameters. The smartband alerts the users if the body temperature rises higher than 37.5 degrees. The bands release radio signals which can be retrieved from another bracelet, and when they are in proximity, the bands vibrate to alert the user to maintain social distance.
Connected thermometers are mainly being used by hospitals to screen patients and staff. A California-based connected health startup builds the device. The thermometers sensors provide continuous and real-time monitoring if there is any slightest change in body temperature. This device uses the IoT Access Controller to retrieve real-time patient data from the sensors and transmit it to the nurse’s station wirelessly for continuous monitoring.
Hospitals used the first-ever designed Internet of Things buttons in Vancouver. The IoT buttons send immediate alerts to the management to inform about any cleaning or maintenance issues that can be a risk to public safety. The button monitors alert that are issues by the general public or the staff and needs no infrastructure to operate. The IoT button battery operated and can automatically connect to the LTE-M network; it is operational in nursing stations, patient rooms, restrooms, or common areas.