Abstract: Internet of Things (IOT) is the technology that can help integrate both physical and digital worlds. With associated technologies like Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), communication standards and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), to mention few, it has got plenty of use cases in the real world. One such use case is healthcare industry. Since healthcare industry needs seamless integration and quality in health care services, IoT has become crucial for taking the industry to the next level in providing satisfactory services. There are many benefits of integrating IoT with the infrastructure of healthcare units. One important benefit is real time health monitoring. With wearable technology patients can have body sensors and doctor can view vital signs of patients live. This could help in providing real time healthcare services so as to provide timely diagnosis and treatments. It also avoids many conventional barriers like travelling and wasting time. Still it is in its inception therefore, this paper throws light on the present state-of-the-art of IoT and its integration with healthcare units. It provides useful insights on various aspects of integration besides giving recommendations.
Keywords: Internet of Things (IOT), Healthcare Industry, Wearable Sensors, Intelligent Systems, Sensor Networks, Communication Standards
| DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2018.5106