The Internet of Things in Healthcare: Potential Applications and Challenges

Phillip A. Laplante, Nancy Laplante

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Exciting new applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technology are arising, particularly in healthcare, where the leveraging effects can significantly improve patients' well-being while alleviating the problem of scarce resources. But the hype around these applications far outpaces the reality. Furthermore, there is a real risk that these leveraging technologies will disassociate caregivers from patients, potentially resulting in a loss of caring. In this article, the authors review some of the most promising applications for IoT in healthcare and the significant challenges ahead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7478533
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalIT Professional
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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