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Healthcare using Internet of Things

Chirag Charania, Girish Nair, Siddhant Rajadhyaksha, Aniruddha Shinde

In India, there are roughly 48 doctors for every 100,000 people. Many of our nation’s healthcare providers have been ill-equipped to diagnose, treat and monitor the progress of patients within urban population centers and rural villages. This paper report brings light on how healthcare can be perfected using Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is expected to have a profound effect on healthcare in India. Envision doctors leveraging a variety of small, powerful wireless monitors connected through the IoT, to reach and track patient health in India’s most remote communities, where healthcare facilities are almost non-existent. All of this suggests we are at the dawn of an exciting revolution in patient care across India. But at the same time, there are concerns that healthcare organizations could “overdose” on the digital information coming their way because they are ill prepared from a technological standpoint to handle it. Healthcare organizations must consider the critical role of the network in managing and analyzing these gigantic volumes of data coming from all those health and fitness devices. Employing Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and cloud computing technologies will prepare the network to rapidly capture, curate, manage, and process massive amounts of data.