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.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.