Covering everything from personalised drug development, to medical wearables and providing support and care in the wider community for vulnerable people.
Benefits are wide ranging and could include:
- Health alert monitoring – wearables coupled with and in-home sensor and communication networks to helping older people to live independently for as long as possible. The existing analogue telephone lines for telecare – currently used by 170k people in Scotland – will be turned off in 2025, presenting a major opportunity to introduce and apply IoT and other digital solutions
- Smart devices and implants – communicating data to an app to support surgical after care.
- Wearable devices – for tracking the vital signs of hospital patients and alert medical staff when a condition worsens in real-time