Remote patient monitoring
Using IoT devices to monitor a patient's condition in the ward or at home is the most common application of the technology. IoT-powered equipment that automatically collects metrics like heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, or glucose levels in the blood spares patients from traveling to their provider for health checks. Activity trackers also can shed light on a patient's lifestyle and habits, while mood management tools can facilitate more accurate mental assessment. IoT-powered devices can also enhance the diagnostic capabilities of teledermatology, gynecology, and other areas of virtual care that rely on images for examinations.