According to Forbes, in early 2020, in Wuhan (China), the epicenter of the pandemic, telemedicine, and robots began to be used for health care. The disastrous effect of the Pandemic led to the adoption of IoT-enabled medical operations such as 5G thermometers, and other wearable IoT healthcare devices.
These actions reduce workloads in health centers, prevent contamination from contact with patients, and promote the home hospitalization system, based on the IoT. To date, the world has already exceeded 69.5 million (which consists of both people currently infected and the cured percentage) people have been infected, and almost 2 million fatal cases. The pandemic has strongly affected countries with a high level of human and technological development, such as the United States, India, Brazil, France, and Russia. This only tells you how much of an urgency the adoption of IoT in healthcare is for the world in general.
At this moment (June, 2021) experts’ analysis gives a 60% worldwide healthcare providers rough estimate that is already actively utilizing and optimizing IoT as their medical operational policy. One of them is related to Ilich Núñez, the Chief Strategy Officer of Fibotech who stated that due to the advance of the pandemic, they developed a chatbot to speed up diagnoses, to find potential cases of coronavirus, and prevent people from leaving their houses if not necessary.
Quoting a Forbes publication, IntelloT a perfect challenging and aspirational example of such projects. It was launched by the European Commission (European Union) with a budget of eight million euros, in order to increase and improve the remote care of hospitals in these times of pandemic, reduce costs, reduce times and avoid risky contacts between patients and healthcare professionals.
IntelloT’s IoT-focused diagnosis and healthcare operation will be done through the use of medical devices and sensors to perform adequate diagnoses in time compounded with combining the IoT with other technologies such as 5G, augmented reality, tactile internet, AI, and strict information cybersecurity protocols in dealing with the patients.
Additionally, the Internet of Things in the coronavirus and post-coronavirus world can be used to automate administrative activities. When doctors are not enough and overwhelmed, artificial intelligence applications must be used widely.