Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Internet of Medical Things

  • Mohammad Upal MahfuzEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_268-1

Synonyms

Acronyms

IoT

Internet of Things

IoMT

Internet of Medical Things

Definition

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is defined as a healthcare application of the Internet of Things (IoT) that enables the use of connected medical devices for sensing physiological data, storing medical information and/or records, and providing healthcare services by using sensor and actuator networks and the Internet.

Key Points

The IoT is a novel technology paradigm that has gained a huge interest in the field of wireless telecommunications in the last decade. The IoT is a network of things or physical objects that promises to connect hundreds of billions of things or physical objects to the Internet (Jha 2018). The fundamental principle of the IoT is that things or physical objects, e.g., radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags; sensors and actuators of various types, sizes, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Richard J. Resch School of EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen BayUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Honggang Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts DartmouthNorth DartmouthUSA