08/02/2019 Computer - IT - Webs
IoT in Healthcare
The benefits of using the Internet of Things in healthcare aren't limited to medical applications at Boston Medical Center. As part of the hospital's sustainability efforts, it uses a "biodigester" that composts food scraps from the kitchen. This machine is monitored with IoT technology to make sure it's working properly, to measure how much waste is running through it, and to determine whether enough water is being used.
The hospital -- whose campus spreads across a few city blocks in Boston's brownstone-lined South End neighborhood -- also installed wireless sensors in refrigerators, freezers, and laboratories to ensure that blood samples, medications, and other materials are kept at the proper temperatures.