From tracking wandering patients to monitoring the engagement and activities of elderly individuals in nursing homes and hospitals, elder care is a big market for IoT medical devices.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) makes it possible for medical professionals to monitor patients outside of conventional clinical settings, for example, in a patient’s home. This can drastically decrease follow-up visits and the associated admissions costs while, at the same time, increasing physician utilization. It is becoming common practice to use RPM to monitor vital signs such as EKG, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, temperature, glucose and activity.
Today, hospitals are using IoT technology that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Bluetooth to track both people and assets at a lower cost than ever before.