As the world is fighting with the novel coronavirus, the Internet of Things is of great use during the crisis. This pandemic advanced the deployment and modification of Iot devices to support the health sector. It has helped the healthcare system to properly monitor virus-infected patients through intertwined networks and devices.
Here’s how IoT can help the medical industry in COVID-19
IoT to study the outbreak:
The data collected by the mobile phones can be used by the experts to determine the short distances and periods of the spread of coronavirus that can help to trace the origin of the pandemic. Overlaying Geographical information system (GIS) on the infected people’s mobile data can assist epidemiologists to track the point of origin and identify all the people who came in contact with the infected patients.
Effective quarantine of the infected people is the crucial step to curb the spread of COVID-19. IoT can help ensure that a person is following the quarantine rules. Some countries such as Russia, Poland, and Singapore are using IoT and GPS enabled apps to track the movement of people. People are given wrist-bands with unique QR code on them. People from the dedicated app have to scan the QR code which is used to track their movements. The basic technology used is Geofencing, which is created using cellular networks, RFID, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth signals.
IoT devices can keep track of patients from their homes. It checks the patient’s temperature and uploads it on the cloud. It will reduce the chance of human to human transmission and more data can be collected in less time. IoT can help hospitals to collect data from the wearables of a person which will reduce the workload of the healthcare staff and will reduce their chance of getting infected.
Monitor the availability of resources:
Sensors can be embedded on the hospital beds which can provide the real-time, accurate details of the available beds. Sensors detect the presence of a patient by body heat as well as motion. It helps medical staff by giving a clear picture of where to locate the new patients. Iot can help to locate the location of devices which will help the healthcare staff to move the crucial resources faster.
Smart sanitizer tanks:
Sensors can be embedded in sanitization tanks which will help to keep a check on the capacity of the tank. Sensors can measure the threshold capacity and send the information to refill the tank with sanitizer once it becomes lower than threshold capacity.
Non contact Temperature Monitoring devices:
It uses thermal imaging systems or non-contact infrared thermometers to detect the temperature of an individual. It can quickly measure and display a temperature reading which helps to evaluate a large number of people at points of entry. It can help to reduce the risk of spreading the infections.
Advantages of using a Smart Temperature Monitoring Solution
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