A Systematic Analysis of Internet of Things in Healthcare Applications : A Review


Shagun Arora
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 143005, Punjab, India.
Gurvinder Singh
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 143005, Punjab, India.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices, software, and hardware that communicate with one another. As the population ages, healthcare resources become scarce, and medical expenses rise, IoT-based solutions must be adapted to meet these issues in healthcare. To enhance the monitoring efficiency of the IoT-based healthcare system, several studies have been conducted. In this paper, the architecture utilized in the IoT, particularly cloud-integrated systems and security in IoT devices is explored. Factors like accuracy and power consumption are major concerns in the Internet of Things, therefore research projects aimed at enhancing the performance of IoT-based healthcare systems are highlighted. In this work, data management strategies in an IoT-based healthcare system with cloud capabilities are thoroughly examined. The performance of the IoT-based healthcare system is examined, as well as its benefits and drawbacks. Moreover, a comparative analysis is also done on some existing technologies that are utilized in healthcare. It has been observed from past studies that IoT protocol such as 6LoWPAN is mostly utilized in the domain of health care. The majority of research studies are effective in detecting many symptoms and accurately predicting illnesses. The IoT-based healthcare system built specifically for the elderly is an effective way to keep track of their medical concerns. High power consumption, a scarcity of resources, and security concerns major drawbacks of current systems are included in the proposed study.