IoT technology is gaining great traction in various industry sectors these days. One of the sectors in which it has already been established to a great extent is healthcare. A few years ago, medical practitioners were closely watching the development of IoT to see if it would be part of their future. Today, it is already a reality, and it’s making life easier for healthcare providers and patients alike.
Thanks to the maturity of the marketplace and all the hardware options available today, along with the different apps available to support them, hospitals are in the implementation or post-implementation stages of latest IoT products. The future of IoT in healthcare is now. In fact, Aruba Networks predicted 87% of healthcare organizations will be using IoT technology in their facilities by 2019. Aruba’s report further stated that 73% of applications of IoT in healthcare will be used for remote patient monitoring and maintenance, 50% for remote operation and control, and 47% for location-based services.
Wearable devices that can be worn by patients are becoming widely popular. These devices transmit data to physicians and thereby allow doctors to monitor vital signs in real time, including their heart rate, glucose levels and even fall detection. Thanks to medical remote patient monitoring devices that collect key real-time data elements, patients are able to be in the comfort of their own homes while still under the watchful eye of a health professional.
In addition to patient monitoring, IoT enabled devices help in medical inventory management, helping to locate and manage assets, such as wheelchairs, thermometers or IV poles within a hospital, and thus increase staff efficiency.
Implementing IoT can bring about a huge impact in the overall efficiency of operations in healthcare institutions. So if you are into healthcare and having started leveraging the benefits of IoT, don’t wait any further. This is the time to do it.
Do you misplace your things often – be it keys, wallet or smartphone? Finding things misplaced or lost can be quite frustrating at times. Luckily, there’s technology to help.
iCling is a tiny Bluetooth tracker device that helps you find anything that you have misplaced, forgot or lost. The tracker works in integration with the iCling mobile application for iOS and Android. All you have to do is this – Simply attach the iCling to your everyday items, and if you can’t find them, open up the application and tap the name of the item from the list. The iCling attached to the item will start ringing and you can locate it easily.
What if you have left it somewhere far? Even if you’re farther away, you can still find your lost stuff as iCling application shows its last known location on a map, so you might see you left your wallet at the office, for example.
If you still can’t find your stuff, expand your search to other iCling app users and find it with their help. The community search feature of iCling makes it possible. Whenever your lost item comes in the vicinity of other iCling users, the application notifies you on its last found location, thus helping you find it.
With iCling, you will never lose your phone again. iCling can make you phone ring, even when in silent mode. If you happen to misplace your phone, just tap your iCling and your phone will start ringing. It’s as easy as that!
It’s not just about finding your belongings. iCling is capable of much more. It can even save you from danger. The emergency SOS feature of iCling lets you set any contact from your phone as emergency contact in the application. In case of an emergency situation, Just press and hold your iCling for five seconds and it will immediately send an SMS to your emergency contacts, along with your location. This will help them reach out to you on time and do the appropriate to get you out of trouble.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your iCling now!