Intelligent medical applications save money and, in some cases, save lives. Proactive health management and self-monitoring are becoming more commonplace as the healthcare industry embraces the Internet of Things with its enormous range of benefits through interconnecting devices, sharing and analysing data. Critical information that can be relayed in real-time to health professionals could make countless cardiac arrests and diabetic seizures totally avoidable. Pressure on services can be significantly reduced and developments in monitoring devices can even pinpoint where patients are not properly medicating or acting on medical advice.
The Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN), with sensors and devices implanted within and onto the body, enables an early warning system. Patient data is gathered and analysed so that management of conditions can be optimised and medical emergencies can be avoided. Patients are able to continue more readily with normal activities, safe in the knowledge that the sensors are doing their job.
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