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An Overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) Applications in the Health Sector in Saudi Arabi

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The Internet of Things (IoT) makes it possible for integrating medical information services with multiple sources. Government’s information technology solutions often include sensing devices that measure health information in real time. IoT has a significant impact on the healthcare industries by helping to manage medical operations and healthcare such as for reducing effects of chronic diseases. Effective information dissemination could save lives by offering real time information to take certain precautions or by letting doctors know when something alarming happens. Internet of Things (IoT) mobile apps for medical treatment were just released in Saudi Arabia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people in the country used IoT a lot because it helped doctors keep an eye on patients from far away. A reliable IoT platform makes it easy to connect devices, manage them in bulk through cloud services, and use analytics to make changes. The vast majority of healthcare data is kept in separate places called “silos.” It is hoped that one day, Saudi Arabia’s new healthcare system will be able to connect patients in different parts of the country. Giving this background, it is important to conduct research to outline a overview of the IoT applications in healthcare for early-career researchers and students who may have benefits of understanding the body of the knowledge trends.

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Masmali, F.H., Miah, S.J., Noman, N. (2023). An Overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) Applications in the Health Sector in Saudi Arabi. In: Hsu, CH., Xu, M., Cao, H., Baghban, H., Shawkat Ali, A.B.M. (eds) Big Data Intelligence and Computing. DataCom 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13864. Springer, Singapore.

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