Advancements in medicine have allowed us to significantly increase our lifespan over the last couple of decades. This has also lead to a major increase in the number of elderly people in the global population, as well as a dramatic rise in healthcare costs.
The Internet of Things (IoT) brings with it new possibilities in medicine/life sciences and the provision of healthcare. When connected to the internet, medical devices become invaluable contributors to data, giving greater insight into symptoms and trends.
For example, IoT makes possible remote care, and also give patients greater control over their well-being, including medication and treatments they receive.