Microchip’s team collaborated on a new, smart wearable product that addresses intelligence and IoMT to improve remote patient therapy.
How do Intelligence and IoMT fall into place with Microchip‘s recent efforts? To start, the physical therapy sector has been redefining itself for decades. Its growth trajectory has been fueled by a desire on the part of healthcare organizations to expedite hospital discharge protocols while reducing costs and providing a better quality of service. As healthcare providers grow into larger entities, their connections to in-network physical therapy practices become increasingly important. But what about the connection to the patients themselves? It wasn’t that long ago that every medical device was a standalone tool.
The Intersection of IoT and Patient Data
The proliferation of physical therapy clinics and highly-trained practitioners has been matched by the whirlwind of mergers and acquisitions within the healthcare space, and the evolution of advanced tools and technology. These developments and progress not only require the need for more data storage but the requirement of efficient communication and complete system security. As hospital organizations and healthcare providers grow into larger entities, their connections to in-network physical therapy practices become increasingly important. But what about the connection to the patients themselves? We have seen a rise in the usage of smart watches and consumer health apps within the mobile market. However, the promise of secure, connected medical devices outside of a hospital setting is still relatively new. The acceptance of telehealth (the delivery and facilitation of health and health-related services including medical care, provider and patient education, health information services, and self-care via telecommunications and digital communication technologies), in-home physical therapy and the emergence of IoT is hastening a major shift.
The solution to this challenge was developed by Microchip’s team. They delivered three fundamental IoMT-enabled technologies: The 32-bit Arm® Cortex-M4 MCU, an IEEE 802.11 b/g/n IoT Wi-Fi® module, and a CryptoAuthentication™ device.