The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the technologies that has had the greatest impact in recent years, it is no longer limited to one or other sectors, we now have it present in many of the objects we use every day, in industrial processes, in companies, in our homes and some healthcare systems around the world are beginning to incorporate it to have greater control and precision of the data.

In an article on IoT predictions for 2021 published in the newspaper La Vanguardia, I have shared my opinion on the impact of this technology in the health sector, which, due to the global health situation, has gained great prominence in the last year and will continue to grow, especially the sensing of devices to monitor the patients’ health in their homes. Here is a part of the article in which I discuss the application of IoT in the healthcare sector.

 “Today, technology gives us incredible possibilities at a relatively low cost. However, the expert emphasizes the need for this technology to be accessible to everyone if it is to be implemented in the home”. 

In addition, the integration of these new technologies must be optimal for professionals in the sector. According to Corchado this can be a complicated task at the present moment. “The networks of most hospitals are not ready. Changing certain types of trends and habits takes years or decades. By the time this can be done, the technology may be much more mature and exciting.

Surely, this will be a triumphant year for IoT, the sectors that are applying it are already seeing its benefits and will continue to do so as this technology improves their processes.

Click on the following link to read the full article: https://www.lavanguardia.com/tecnologia/actualidad/20210311/6259799/ano-idc-cinco-predicciones-2021.html

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.