To begin with, what is the internet of things (IoT)?
IoT can be described as the interconnection via the internet of devices that is embedded in everyday objects, allowing them to receive and send data. Pretty much anything that uses the internet to increase its ability to fulfil tasks is probably a part of IoT.
The internet of medical things is the network of internet-connected medical devices and applications used to connect healthcare information technology.
It connects patients, doctors, medical devices (hospital equipment, wearable technology, diagnostic gear), by transmitting data over a secure network. IoMT uses sensors, automation and machine-based intelligence to reduce human intervention on certain routine healthcare procedures and monitoring operations.
Smart pills that contain nanosensors can be used to measure various things. When swallowed, the smart pills can measure internal vitals such as drug efficiency and core temperature.
These can be used to monitor cancer patient’s therapy and allow clinicians to be notified when a patient’s dose was missed or not taken properly. This allows the practitioners to put the treatment plan back on course.