As regular readers of Digital Journal will be aware, health technology and digital health have introduced a range of important innovations. Many of these involve ‘connected technology.’ We survey five new innovations.
Research into connected devices is leading to new generation medical aids that are ending up in hands of patients. Here the world of Internet of Things technology has extended into the realm of medical device development. One of the first connected devices to appear was the so-called ‘smart’ inhaler (used for delivering medication into the body via the lungs). The device sends usage data remotely to medics, as well as to the user’s smartphone. The devices were profiled on Digital Journal earlier this year.