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IoT in healthcare has brought a unique tracker system that tells about all the real-time information about your baby’s activities to your smartphone. It shows the info like the baby’s breathing, the position of the baby, sleep activity and the temperature of the skin.

Biz4 Intellia
28th Jan 2019
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Child healthcare monitoring is one of the most critical factors in the growth and development of a child. During growing, especially at the age between 2-10 years, they need proper monitoring of their mental and physical state, and IoT in healthcare has unleashed the same.


Because of the very hectic and a hustle bustle life, parents, these days cannot spend much time taking proper care of their child. And at these ages child are not able to understand their physical and mental condition because of their weak immune system and their ability of weak communication to anyone.


To all the mothers who are very much busy with their professional life, the Internet of Things has become a savior. By adoption of the IoT, taking care of your baby will be the most natural thing in your life.


It is 3 AM, and the baby is crying, but you don’t know why?


IoT in healthcare has brought a unique tracker system that tells about all the real-time information about your baby’s activities to your smartphone. It shows the info like the baby’s breathing, the position of the baby, sleep activity and the temperature of the skin. All this data is sent to the cloud to know about the insights of your baby.


It has made the lives of parents very much more relaxed by thoroughly understanding the real-time activities of the baby. Now your child’s best friend is not you but the smart IoT device that knows in and out about your child.


With the overall scenario of IoT in healthcare, more integrated approaches and benefits have been foreseen. A recent analysis in the healthcare sector states that the period until 2022 will be noticed as the most transitioned one with many changes before the year 2020. From the year 2017 to 2022, the growth of IoT in healthcare indeed will act as a catalyst. 


Countries like the US, are leading in the healthcare sector and especially in leveraging IoT technology. From one of the 2017 Data Analysis Report, 30% of healthcare organisations have already adopted IoT for an insight into their real-time data. Regardless of what one says about smart technologies like the Internet of Things, connecting devices, data and applications has unwrapped up a new world of opportunities.


Similarly, IoT childcare has developed an ecosystem that is super cute and great. It has made the parenting very calm, easy and safe. For example, if your child is suffering from fever, then the IoT enabled super cute device tracks the real-time temperature of the baby and later sends alerts to the device notifying” Hello! Mila is suffering from fever “.


Not only this, even the nursery has started implementing IoT into their operations. Sensors are a great addition to the front and back door which prevent the toddlers from leaving the nursery premises. Also, these sensors send real-time alerts for the activity reminders and let you know when someone enters the room.


The following features are some of the highlights of implementing IoT in child healthcare:


1.   Safe for your baby:

Safety plays an essential role while nurturing a newly born child. The sensors used are water resistant and are embedded in organic cotton which looks like a baby onesie. As long as your child wears this, you can track all the real-time information.


2.   Real-time monitoring:

With insight into real-time sensor data, you can know about the breathing rate of your child. Not only this, the sensors indicate the body position, skin temperature and when a child sleeps/wake.


3.   Stay connected:

To get the real-time updates about your child on your smartphone your phone has to be connected to Wi-Fi or any other cellular medium. As long as you are connected to the internet, you will get the updates and further they can be shared.

   

4.   Consistent updates:

Tells about the daily timeline of your baby like what is the breathing rate, how your baby slept and much other information that you want.


Because smart onesies have made the lives of parents very easy what another demand came was of smart bottles and real-time video monitoring of the child. Thereby keeping mothers and fathers closer to their children.


Smart bottles tell about the amount of milk intake by a child and thus tracks the daily consumption of the milk by the child. It is an intelligent way of parenting especially when you are too much busy with your professional life.


Verdict

IoT in healthcare is a comprehensive business solution and has solved a myriad of problems by instigating real-time complex event processing. Patients, doctors, and researchers have reaped many benefits by unlocking the capabilities of devices and hence connecting them.


Adopting IoT in healthcare has brought many bundled solutions like remote monitoring, real-time monitoring of the activities, asset management and many more. Not only this truly connected smart hospitals has also, and IoT has implemented the achievement of shared goals for all the stakeholders in healthcare.

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