INTERNET OF THINGS FOR SMART HEALTHCARE: A REVIEW ON A POTENTIAL IOT BASED SYSTEM AND TECHNOLOGIES TO CONTROL COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Healthcare is an important part of life. Sadly, the spread of Covid-19 has strained the majority of health systems and the demand for resources from hospital kits to doctors and nurses have become extremely high. However, the significant advancement in the computing sector have led to the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) which has now become one of the most powerful information and communication technologies due to its capability to connects object such as medical kits, monitoring cameras, home appliances and so on… Capitalizing on the efficiency of data retrieval from smart objects in the health sector, it is clear that a solution is necessary and required to improve the health sector in the era of Covid-19 pandemic while continuing to provide a high-quality care to patients. In this paper, a real-time covid-19 monitoring system is introduced in a form of an IoT based bracelet that measures body temperature and blood oxygen level, which are essential factors for determining the patient’s condition and whether he needs a quick intervention to enter ICU room. The bracelet also has a GPS tracker to determine the patient’s commitment to quarantine and social distancing. Based on the study conducted with more than 50 medical stuff, the IoT based bracelet was identified as a promising tool that can help control the spread of the covid-19 virus, by providing a modern access to medical healthcare services anywhere and anytime which is useful for the patient and hospital management stuff.