Abstract:The recent advancements intechnology and the availability of the Internet make it possible toconnect various devices that can communicate with each other andshare data. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new concept that allowsusers to connect various sensors and smart devices to collectreal-time data from the external environment.IoT is ableto provide advanced level of services to society, business. Thingsget interesting when smart devices combined with smart services tocreate compound application.IoT devices areused in many fields. They make the users’ day to day life morecomfortable.IoTcan be used in different areas such as manufacturing or business,retailing and security.
Aspopulation is increasing day by day, caretaking demands are alsoincreasing. Hence patient health monitoring systems are gainingimportance these days. It’s important tomonitor various medical parameters. Hence the IOT can play a majorrole in Healthcare applications. Differentsensors are used to collect temperature, blood pressure, sugar leveletc.
, which are used to evaluate the health condition of the patient.Communicating the collected information to the doctor, makingaccurate decision on the data collected and notifying the patient isthe challenging task in the IoT.Keyword:Healthcare, Internet of Things.
1.INTRODUCTIONHealthis one of the most important challenges for human being. In hospitalsthere are doctors and caretakers for continuous monitoring thepatients. Their ECGs, heartbeat, temperature are continuouslymonitored. There is no provision to check the parameters when thepatients return to home. Patient’s data (temperature, heart rate,ECG, position) can be frequently measured and sent to server. Periodof transmission can be set. Using webpage, doctor can view hispatient’s health status.
When any of the parameter goes beyond thethreshold value he will get an alert notification.Internetis very important part in our day to day life. Internet has changedhow people live, work, play and learn. It serves for much purposefinance, educations, Business, Entertainment, Industries, Shopping,Social Networking, etc. Internet of Things (IOT) is the next new megasystem of Internet.
This visualizes a world where several objects cansense, communicate, share information over an Internet Protocol (IP).The objects which are connected collect the data, analyze and used toinitiate required action which provides an intelligent network foranalyzing, planning and decision making. It is generally consideredas connecting objects to the Internet and using that connection forcontrol and remote monitoring of those objects. This definition wasonly a part of IOT evolution considering the machine to machinemarket today. Actual definition of IOT is creating a brilliantinvisible network which can be controlled and programmed throughinternet. Products developed based on IOT including embeddedtechnology which allows them to exchange information among each otheror the Internet and it is assumed that around 8 to 50 billion deviceswould be connected by the end of 2020. Since these devices comeonline, they provide better life style, create safer, more engagedcommunities and revolutionized healthcare.
This entire concept of IOTstands on wireless network, sensors and gateway, which enables userto communicate and access the application/information consequentlyadd to an IOT framework which gives secure health awareness checking.