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The Internet has become a central factor in the management of life affairs, and is no longer just a communication tool between people and the transfer of information and data between them via a mobile phone or computer.
The number of devices using the Internet of Things is estimated to be in the billions around the world. With the continuous development, the use of these technologies has extended to the field of health care to monitor patients in their homes and to dispense medicines to them from smart pharmacies.
Experts expect – according to what was revealed by the program for the rest of the story on (11/28/2022) – that the value of the Internet of Things market in healthcare will reach approximately $ 500 billion within 6 years.
Internet-connected devices are available that can be attached to the skin or implanted inside human bodies to monitor the human body’s performance, movement, physical fitness, heart rate and blood pressure, predict health crises, and allow doctors to intervene and save users’ lives from a distance.
The episode reviewed the work of the insulin pump device on a girl with diabetes of the first degree, and listened to “the rest of the story” from her family, who praised the efficiency of the device in facilitating the treatment of their daughter, in addition to maintaining her health without exposing her to the risk of a sudden disorder in blood sugar.
However, the matter carries many caveats and risks to the lives of users, and the protection of their health data from control or manipulation by the large institutions and companies that control this technology.
Commenting on the extent of the development witnessed by medical technologies using the Internet of Things, Dr. Wael Abdel Majeed, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and founder of the Laboratory of Visual Intelligence and Multimedia Analysis at the University of Southern California, believes that the Internet of objects is very important in the case of treating many issues.
He added that the Internet of bodies will not stop at what it has achieved, but will continue to deal with cases related to lung fluids, and experiments have begun on such devices, which he described as important and accurate.
In turn, Dr. Wael Fahd Al-Hussami, a specialist in cardiovascular diseases and a professor at Taft University, a lecturer in disaster medicine at Harvard University, confirmed that the Internet of objects helped in the accuracy of diagnosing important cases, and work was also done on a device that helps in electric shocks for heart patients, which contributed to avoiding cases. death from many diseases.
He added that data sent from medical devices linked to the Internet of bodies helps doctors make quick decisions to save patients’ lives, but he expressed his fears that this data might be hacked by a third party and used against diseases in the future.