The Internet of Things and Staying Healthy

The Internet of Things and Staying Healthy

In our “Things in the Internet of Things” series, we try to make the IoT less about what’s possible tomorrow and more about what’s happening today. And since everyone enjoys being healthy, we thought we’d look at some things in the IoT that aim to keep us that way.



Everyone knows the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing, with projections about IoT’s coming dominance differing only in how many billions of things will soon to be connected to it. But while we anticipate its coming heyday, plenty is going on in the IoT right now. In our “Things in the Internet of Things” series, we try to make the IoT less about what’s possible tomorrow and more about what’s happening today. And since everyone enjoys being healthy, we thought we’d look at some things in the IoT that aim to keep us that way.

The IoT as your Mom

Smart pill bottles aim to make sure you take your medicine, whether you want to or not. Adheretechmakes sensors that can read how many pills or fluid ounces remain in a medicine bottle. If a dosage is missed, patients can receive alerts via phone or text messages. Another product, the GlowCap, flashes orange, then beeps, when it’s time for a pill. If that’s ignored, the GlowCap notifies a service center, which then emails, texts or phones the patient...

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