The desire to heal has long driven advances in technology, bur while access to healthcare is a fundamental right, experts say we are approaching a world where basic healthcare will become out of reach for millions of people, even as populations age and chronic diseases rise.

Today, the massive potential when it comes to diagnostics and disease management is already being realized, and IoT technology and devices are being used in myriad ways to improve healthcare. Safety and efficiency, empowering patients, and enabling person-centered care are among the benefits, as well as chronic disease management, remote clinical monitoring, assisted living, preventive care, and personal fitness monitoring.

While healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors of IoT there remains a lot to be done.