No Code Platform and IoT: Impact and Implications for Health Care
“IoT has the potential to drastically improve the patient experience, providing greater freedom and offering better overall access to healthcare.” (Jon Lee Davey)
Healthcare is a basic need for every individual in the world. Therefore healthcare is a sector that is open to continuous renewal and development. One of the things that contributes the most to this progress is the developing technology. Along with the developing technology, there are many innovations in the field of health. Technology and the elements that come with it affect the quality of life positively.
Today, the use of smart devices and communication applications in healthcare is increasing. Most healthcare systems around the world need new solutions to improve outcomes and avoid rising costs. At this point, we encounter the use of medical technology. Aiming at improving healthcare, modern industry uses technologies that include Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
So what is IoT actually? It is a technology that directly connects a set of sensors and devices (such as smartphones, smartwatches) to collect, transmit and share data for analysis. With the IoT, object-human relations are becoming more interactive, and information is becoming wider and faster to spread. This technology is used in health, transportation and many other areas and its usage areas are expanding even more. There are many different types of IoT solutions. Many technologies such as mobile applications, smart devices, biosensors, wearable devices, home virtual assistants, blockchain-based electronic medical record systems, and data analysis are used in healthcare services. Especially intelligent medical sensors, which are widely used especially in the healthcare field, have greatly changed the way healthcare is approached around the world and have helped the ever-increasing spread of IoT devices. There are many examples of uses such as heart rate sensor, electrocardiography sensor, oxygen sensor and temperature sensor. With the widespread use of IoT technology, wearable technological products have emerged that have gained popularity since 2015 as a result of this technology starting to work with the human body.
Just as in our daily lives AI, robots and IoT technologies are increasingly becoming part of our healthcare ecosystem. But what are they doing for the health industry?
These technologies, which are growing day by day, contribute to sustainability by doing what people do faster and at a lower cost. It appears in the fields of early diagnosis, diagnosis, decision making, treatment, research, education, and maintaining health in the field of health. The contribution made to the diagnosis and prevention of diseases has provided important conveniences in the sector. An example of this is IBM's application Watson for Health, which helps healthcare organizations apply cognitive technology to unlock large volumes of health data and difficult-to-diagnose cases. Watson can review and store much more medical information, such as every medical journal in the world, symptom, treatment and response. Also there is another example, Google’s DeepMind Health is working in partnership with clinicians, researchers and patients to solve healthcare problems. The technology combines machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms into neural networks that mimic the human brain.
Such solutions aim to address healthcare at different levels: pediatric and elderly care, chronic disease supervision, epidemic disease monitoring, medical cyber-physical systems, private health and fitness management.
To give a different example of the studies carried out using IoT in the field of health, let's look at the anger tracking study by V. Jha et al. The study has a monitoring system that detects and analyzes the physiological changes that occur in people during anger. They used wearable technology, a method-based wristband that is low cost and does not cause any cuts or risks to human skin. It aimed to make the most accurate inferences by using pulse and temperature sensors.
In addition to all these, health institutions with IoT; It has removed the space limitation, aims to deliver the service everywhere, and becomes able to offer personalized diagnosis and treatment. With the impact of the IoT potential, many conveniences are provided in hospitals. These conveniences greatly affect employees, patients and institutions.
How can we help your healthcare business as Trilleco? Our target is to improve patient safety and sustainability. When it comes to IoT solutions, we will assist in;
Creating Digital Twins for the healthcare environment using 3D rendering technology; facilities, devices, processes, patients and doctors
Asset tracking; Our patented platform tracks valuable inventory across facilities by leveraging bluetooth tags + mesh networks. This enables productivity, more efficient synchronization of processes, and less inventory loss.
Continuous patient monitoring; Leverages IoT sensors to track various data points from patients, both in and out of the facility. In addition to enabling more responsive patient treatment, this also creates a base for which automated medication delivery systems (eg. insulin) can be created, and generates much bigger data for effective research.
Smart monitoring; Smart/remote monitoring of labs and hospitals involve leveraging sensor networks to optimize performance conditions in these facilities. For eg., labs might need sensors to detect gas leaks etc, whereas in hospitals may require sensor networks to detect the contagion of different infections across physical spaces.
Safe and energy efficient data collection, storing, transfering and processing.
IoT technology is developing rapidly and is starting to gain ground in different areas. IoT solutions for healthcare are evolving from simple architectures to collect, transmit and visualize data acquired by field and wearable sensor networks towards complex smart systems able to provide analytics, recognize activities and make decisions. In this transition, AI and machine learning techniques play an important role. Also recent years have provided ample proof that IoT solutions can deliver in key areas because of pandemic situations. IoT technologies have been of crucial importance in helping to control and contain the spread of COVID. As a result, adopting new technologies in healthcare can make a big impact and solve many problems in the right way.