Internet of Medical Things: Top IoMT Trends To Watch out for in 2021

Internet of Medical Things: Top IoMT Trends To Watch out for in 2021

Check out the latest trends in IoMT

Many industries are getting benefits with the adoption of IoT technologies, especially healthcare industries that use wearables and stand-alone devices for remote patient monitoring. The alliance of internet-connected medical devices with patient information has given birth to IoMT, the Internet of medical things.

There is an increase in the number of connected medical devices that can produce, gather, and transmit health data and connect to the networks of healthcare providers. This has fuelled the rise of IoMT.

IoMT provides detailed diagnosis with few mistakes and its cost is pretty much low because the technology is paired with smartphone applications. Through mobile apps, it enables patients to send their health information to healthcare providers.

This type of technology is not only helping to enhance the patient experience by removing the need for physical medical visits, but it's also helping to reduce costs.

Following are the top IoMT trends to look out for in 2021.

Nano-enabled medical products have been in the market for a few years now. It creates a major impact on CNS (Central Nervous System) diseases, infection control, cancer, and also cardiovascular diseases. It helps in the early detection of diseases and thus diagnosis takes place at the earliest and in a more accurate way.

3D Printing

3D models are more pragmatic and can look like actual human parts. This technology because of its realistic features is expected to play a huge role in training future medical practitioners and preparing for operations. 3D printers can also be used to develop low-cost artificial body parts. In poorly accessible areas it can be used to print medical equipment and the spending on logistics can be saved.

According to SmarTech Analysis, the market for medical 3D printing, which includes services, software, hardware, and materials, is calculated to be $1.25 billion. It is anticipated to be $6.08 by 2027.

There can be a sufficient decrease in the risk of human loss if personalized healthcare is adopted. It assumes and notifies patients about any symptoms of any disease through the real-time monitoring parameter and intelligent analytical data.

Health management

Hospital facilities can apply IoMT to supervise and track the movement of all patients, doctors, and staff across wards in real-time. This can cater to an early address of emergencies or physical damage. Physical visit to hospitals includes a lengthy process like registration, ward allocation, and so many things. The use of IoMT devices will help healthcare providers to automate the process and track their patients.

Connected inhalers

Diseases like asthma, COPD involve sudden attacks with no warnings or very few warnings. Thus, IoT-connected inhalers can assist patients by monitoring the frequency of attacks and also helps healthcare providers to determine what activated an attack. Further connected inhalers can notify patients when they forget inhalers at home and also when they use the inhaler inaccurately.

Ingestible sensors, smart pills

The positive outcome of IoMT is on drug management through the introduction of "smart pills" that contain microscopic sensors, which, once swallowed, can transmit data to connected devices.

It is a very tough and complex process to know the inside body of a human and no one enjoys having a camera inside their body. In that case, ingestible sensors collect information from the digestive and other systems inside the body in a much simpler and quick process. These devices are adequately small so that they can be swallowed easily.

Connected contact lenses

Smart contact lenses offer another opportunity for capturing healthcare data in a submissive, non-obstructive way. They can also include micro-cameras that enable lens wearers effectively to take pictures with their eyes, which is probably why companies like Google have obtained a patent for an investigation based on connected contact lenses.

Remote patient monitoring

The most common application of IoT devices for medical care is remote patient monitoring. The internet of medical things can automatically capture health data like heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure. This eliminates the need for patients to physically visit the hospital.

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