Application of IoT in Healthcare

  • Pranati RakshitEmail author
  • Ira Nath
  • Souvik Pal
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 174)


The IoT has broad application in the field of medical care as well as health care. It has potential to provide ascend to numerous medical services and applications like remote or distant health monitoring, information tracking, improved drug usage, device, emergency care, healthcare charting etc. The IoT has a variety of application area which includes health care. The modern health care is becoming sophisticated and redesigned by the IoT revolution. Promising technological, economic, and social prospects promote the revolution in IoT. The IoT is likely to enable a range of healthcare solutions. In the context of healthcare, service and application cannot be differentiated objectively and both are interdependent. So, both IoT services and IoT applications ought to have closer attention. This chapter addresses various healthcare applications which are IoT-based, along with some healthcare technologies. Many promising and enabling technologies are nowadays working for IoT-based healthcare solutions, and thus it is important to put some lights on those technologies. In this respect, the following analysis focuses on some core technologies which have the prospective to revolutionize IoT enabled healthcare services.


Remote health monitoring Information tracking Improved drug usage Device Emergency care Healthcare charting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSE DepartmentJIS College of EngineeringKalyani, NadiaIndia
  2. 2.CSE DepartmentBrainware UniversityBarasat, KolkataIndia

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