Week 9 – Global Media Wearables

by Cristina Melchior

The “Internet of Things” refers to a technological revolution that connects electronics devices used every day to the world wide web. Appliances, transportation, and even sneakers, clothes and doorknobs will be connected to the Internet and other devices. The idea is that, more and more, the physical and digital worlds will become one, through devices that communicate with each other, data centers and their clouds.
Medicine is one of the sectors that can benefit from this technology. Throughout the Internet of Things, doctors and hospitals can collect and organize data from connected medical devices, including home health monitors. By collecting data in real time, health professionals have the complete data from their patients, being able to improve care through more effective diagnostics and treatments.
Wearable technology is one of the applications of Internet of Things. Wearable technology is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. The possibility of being monitored 24 hours is revolutionary but it is also scary. Take a look at the below lecture from Joanna Berzowska.The “Internet of Things” refers to a technological revolution that connects electronics devices used every day to the world wide web. Appliances, transportation, and even sneakers, clothes and doorknobs will be connected to the Internet and other devices. The idea is that, more and more, the physical and digital worlds will become one, through devices that communicate with each other, data centers and their clouds.
Medicine is one of the sectors that can benefit from this technology. Throughout the Internet of Things, doctors and hospitals can collect and organize data from connected medical devices, including home health monitors. By collecting data in real time, health professionals have the complete data from their patients, being able to improve care through more effective diagnostics and treatments.
Wearable technology is one of the applications of Internet of Things. Wearable technology is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. The possibility of being monitored 24 hours is revolutionary but it is also scary. Take a look at the below lecture from Joanna Berzowska.

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