Internet of Things Interconnecting everyone to everything during COVID-19

IoT based devices like smart speakers ensure there are minimum chances of infection at home. Smart speakers minimize human touch on things like switches and doorknobs. 

Internet of Things Interconnecting everyone to everything during COVID-19

Internet of Things Interconnecting everyone to everything during COVID-19

Minimal contact is crucial to saving thousands of lives due to COVID-19. Government officials and healthcare workers deploy all the possible technologies to treat the patients while saving themselves from catching the infection. IoT or Internet of Things is known to ease our lives with smart sensors for communicating.  

IoT based devices like smart speakers ensure there are minimum chances of infection at home. Smart speakers minimize human touch on things like switches and doorknobs. 

Health workers are more prone to infection as they come in contact with hundreds of patients every day. Checking the temperature of home quarantined from their balcony using thermometers mounted on drones or contact tracing through a mobile app, the IoT devices create a smart network to handle increasing cases. 

Connecting the medical services and devices through the internet provides real-time statistics for better planning. Patients requiring higher attention can wear smart bracelets or rings that can sense any warning signs like rising in temperature or heart rate. It prevents medical staff from being in touch with an infected person for a long time. The automated treatment process is quicker and efficient especially in a situation where crowding is dangerous. Telemedicine has also minimized the overcrowding of hospitals and remote patients can get medical advice without traveling in a pandemic situation. 

IoT protocols like WiFi and GPS have provided smart solutions that are cost-effective with better coverage. Remote working and prolonged social distancing require more device synchronization and collaborative tools. IoT has not only provided us with high connectivity, but its smart sensors can also monitor the air quality in the buildings. IoT based sensors and AI can examine the composition of air for dust, gases, and organic compounds. 

To reduce the risk while traveling, temperature sensors at the entrance of railway stations provide real-time travelers' data. Transporting medical supplies, delivering food, remote work, spraying fertilizers in fields or disinfecting public places, now everything is being done with the help of IoT devices, drones, and AI. 

Virtual inspections and diagnosis have reduced the spread in many places. Many countries are now adapting to this new way of responding to the present situation. IoT market is one of those markets that have benefited in COVID-19 but saved millions of lives in return. It has prepared us for the future, and the continuous use of smart sensors even after the end of COVID-19 will make sure no disease will spread at this rate in the future.