The Internet of medical things (IoMT) is a fast-growing market sector that involves using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other wireless technologies to connect healthcare systems and monitoring devices (i.e., wearable devices) to a cloud, creating a large ecosystem of connected products.
Similar to standard IoT implementations, IoMT is when a medical device establishes a connection to the internet either directly or through a gateway (like a mobile phone) for the purpose of the management of the medical device asset or medical device application.
IoMT includes the development of IoMT platforms with wirelessly connected devices, systems, software applications, and other technology used to manage the millions of data connections and device sessions.
These systems provide the capabilities for remote service, software deployment, and automating device data collection used by customers and manufacturers.
Common uses for these IoMT platforms include:
A key distinction between IoMT and IoT is the process compliance required by IoMT systems.
The latest generation of IoMT systems for support of medical devices or SaMD applications has significantly reduced the cost of ownership of these devices for both manufacturers and consumers alike.
Once an internet connection is established (either directly or via gateway for clinical system collaboration), an IoMT service or system can be implemented using the same hardware and communication ports.
Cloud providers and other third-party vendors are now providing services that can be packaged along with custom implementations to create effective solutions with minimal upfront costs.
As a partner with many of these cloud providers, we often consult with customers on this process to help them make the best decision on custom implementation versus use of third-party solutions.