Sensors, Wearables, Big Data, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence Create Opportunities for Smart Hospitals
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) concept defines a group of medical devices and applications that are interlinked with the healthcare information technology (IT) systems via online computer networks. Medical devices that are integrated with wireless communication technologies provide the benefits of machine-to-machine communication, which is where IoMT comes into play. IoMT devices include a connected ecosystem of sensors and devices tagged around the individual to capture, measure, and identify key data; stratify risks; make decisions; and initiate necessary action plans. The healthcare industry is expected to move from reactive patient care to proactive patient care leveraging IoMT.
IoMT supports patients, staff, and healthcare providers at the point of care by the following ways:
- Exchanging information and combining communication in unmatched ways
- Distributing the accurate information and resources at the right time
- Providing boundless opportunities for the growth of smart, efficient, and effective hospital processes.
Sensor technology, along with artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data analytics, and Blockchain will drive the adoption of smart hospitals as they provide competitive safety and security advantages and ubiquitous solutions to the patients and as well as the doctor.
The smart hospital market is driven by demand for remote patient monitoring and chronic disease management, introduction of advanced smartphones, mobile applications, and fitness devices and advanced hospital infrastructure. Patient data security and privacy concerns, lack of IoT technology skills, and lack of clinical-grade mobile applications have restrained market adoption.
Key aspects covered in the technology and innovation report includes the following:
- Significance of IoMT in the healthcare sector
- Key technology trends and key enabling technologies
- Major factors influencing technology development and adoption
- Profile of key stakeholders and important innovations
- Growth opportunities based on patent scenario and market potential
- Profile of business models for sustainable competition
Table of Contents
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Summary of Key Findings
2.2 Significance of IoMT in Hospitals
2.3 Wearable Technologies will Strongly Impact the Healthcare Sector
2.4 Sensor-integrated Smart Pills have Opportunities for Wider Adoption
2.5 Applicability in Smart Hospitals
2.6 Telehealth and Chronic Disease Management Enabling Smart Hospitals
3.2 Demand for Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Disease Management Expected to Increase in the Future
3.3 Big Data Analytics and Advancement in Healthcare Infrastructure to Influence Increased Adoption of IoT in Smart Hospitals
3.4 Market Challenges: Patient Data Security and Privacy, and Lack of Clinical-grade Mobile Applications Restrict Wider Adoption of IoT in Smart Hospitals
3.5 Patient Data Security and Privacy and Lack of IoT Technology Skillsare Key Challenges Hindering Adoption of IoT in Smart Hospitals
3.6 Adoption of Clinical-grade Mobile Applications, Volume and Complexity of Medical Data are Key Challenges
3.7 Impact Assessment of Key Technology Drivers and Challenges Influencing Adoption of IoT in Smart Hospitals
3.8 High Demand for Smart Healthcare Products and Advent of IoT Drives Development of IoMT based Medical Devices
3.9 Cyber Threats, Physical Attacks and Compatibility Issue Factors Hinders Development
4.2 Global Patent Trend Analysis – By Year and Jurisdiction
5.2 Xsensio – Lab-on-Skin Sensing Chip for Human Vital Monitoring
5.3 Actlight – Low Power Sensing Device for Heart Rate Monitoring
5.4 Sentio Solutions Inc. – Wearable for Monitoring Human Emotions
5.5 Biovotion AG – Wearable for Measuring and Monitoring Human Vital and Physiological Signs
5.6 Senseonics Holdings Inc. – Implantable Sensor for Real-time Glucose Monitoring
5.7 Sensifree Inc. – RF-based Sensor for Monitoring Heart Rate
5.8 Empatica Inc. – Multiple Sensors Integrated Wristband for Monitoring Heart Rate
5.9 University based Innovations Facilitating Point-of Care Applications
5.10 Key Research Developments Aiding Wound and Healthcare Management
6.2 Technology Convergence Transforming Smart Hospitals
6.3 Key Questions for Strategic Planning
7.2 Key Patents – Smart Hospital Guiding Methodology
7.3 Key Patents – Robot Guidance System for Smart Hospital
7.4 Key Patents – Wireless Smart Hospital Management and Provisioning Methods
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Biovotion AG
- Empatica Inc.
- Nymi Inc.
- Senseonics Holdings Inc.
- Sensifree Inc.
- Sentio Solutions Inc.