IoT deployment often comes with challenges around connectivity, power, spectrum and bandwidth requirements, as well as cost. However, the reduced cost of computing (including sensors) and increased mobile broadband penetration are expected to drive the use of IoT in healthcare. The cost effectiveness of standardised low-power wireless technologies will also help that trend.
Furthermore, large-scale deployment of the technology in healthcare relies on the transmission of health data and records, giving rise to privacy and security concerns. These concerns have propelled national IoT laws to be implemented in developed markets. However, there’s still a need for effective regulations in developing countries to drive the adoption of IoT.
Finally, IoT-applied healthcare often comes with limitations. A large number of health issues require physical health examination to reach a diagnosis. Also, images and videos transmitted via IoT-powered telemedicine can be lacking high quality resolution, making physical healthcare necessary.