What are the impacts of COVID-19 in today’s business world? How IOT and mobile apps can help in preventing the effect of COVID-19? So many questions? Here we have all your answers.
If you ever imagined what a world-threatening crisis would look like, you might think it would have aliens, nuclear bombs, and so on. I guess you never thought a small virus could turn the world upside down and stop everything for more than a month. Well, I’m talking about the Coronavirus (Covid-19), which affects everything so badly all across the world.
The whole world is facing the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 in their lives as well as the economy. We all know The healthcare officials are working tirelessly to help the citizens. IoT app development plays a crucial role in keeping our society functional in a time of lockdowns and quarantines. Many developers have innovated IoT applications to help combat the novel Coronavirus.
No wonders technology innovation is steadily making a significant difference in the healthcare and business organization. And we believe that these technologies may have a long-lasting impact beyond COVID-19.
Here, we have some recent statistics showing the effects of COVID-19 on the IoT and mobile apps:
- According to the report, in March 2020, the zoom app reported 200 million daily users, up from 10 million in December 2019.
- by the end of 2027, there will be 41 billion IoT devices.
- Every second, another 127 devices are connected to the internet.
Now, we will discuss IoT and mobile apps to help in preventing the impact of COVID-19.
1. Connected Thermometers
The connected thermometer is one of the most popularly used devices created by California-based related health startup VivaLNK’s. The connected thermometer is used by numerous doctors to screen the condition of patients and staff. The top seven hospitals, including the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, are using this device to monitor patients infected with COVID-19 to reduce the risk of hospital staff.
The device uses the IoT access controller by Cassia to get real-time data from the sensors and also wirelessly transmit the data for continuous monitoring.
2. Smart Home Gadgets
Smart IoT devices, including smart video door phones, smart TVs, smart lights, smart air conditioners (ACs), smart locks, vigilant cameras, and so on. All these devices provide convenience to the users and help them save from the Coronavirus. With the help of these devices, users can prevent themselves from coming into direct contact with the milkman, postman, online delivery agent, and so on. These devices run with contactless voice assistants, including Alexa, Apple Siri, without any physical contact.
3. Mobile Tracking Applications to Prevent COVID-19
It’s essential to track the people infected with Coronavirus. In most cases, the infected person has some travel history, so there is a need to follow the locations and monitor their health at the right time. Most of the people don’t want to cooperate with the government and even try to avoid the test.
It becomes challenging for the government to deal with these people and test them with a regular vigilance and surveillance system. Mobile apps play a crucial role in testing these people. These apps can track registered individuals by using GPS trackers. It is indeed one of the excellent ways to screen the infected patient. In healthcare, this technology helps maintain quality supervision with real-time information.
4. Smart Workplace Gadgets
As we see, people all around the world are slowly coming to the street, and many offices are opening too so, there is a fear of corona also increases.
Smart contactless IoT solutions in the office environments, including Smart water and beverage dispensers, intelligent check-in systems, smart access controls, smart facility management, can helps to minimize the physical contact in workplaces. For example, smart dispensers that work according to the mobile apps controls or voice commands can minimize the physical contact. The same can be said about smart coffee machines.
5. IoT for Smart Patient Care Management
As we have already mentioned above that IoT and mobile apps are a blessing for the healthcare sector in dealing with the Coronavirus. IoT is not just limited to smart workplace or smart homes, but also they are equally beneficial to the medical healthcare sector all across the globe. It helps to handles the cases smartly and provide ultimately strengthened service to the patient and healthcare.
I can help numerous patients to check their body temperature and provide the information to the experts on the cloud-supported app. it allows experts to take appropriate measures to cure the patients’ health at the right time. It also reduces the workload of medical staff.
6. Creating Smart Hotels
No doubt, COVID-19 has hit the hospitality of the Hotels the most. Smart technology IoT is ideal for self check-ins by guests at the hotel with zero contact, which is seamless and reduces the time spent by guests at the hotel’s entryway. Guests can do everything from checking in at a venue’s automated kiosk to controlling room lights with a digital device. With IoT technology, hotel entrepreneurs can also add personalized experience in rooms for guests. From flipping channels or movie catalogs on your voice-operated smart TV, operating curtains in the room using voice commands, controlling room lights, and setting desirable temperature/mode on ACs, they can all do this by using voice assistants placed in rooms.
Wrapping it up
In this article, we have discussed how IoT and mobile apps help reduce the effect of COVID-19.
No wonders, IoT provides an extensive integrated network for the economic and healthcare sector to fight with COVID-19 pandemic. Almost every medical device is related to the internet, and it helps medical staff to conveys a message during any critical situation. IoT tech is becoming more of a prerequisite than an indulgence for hotels, offices, and homes. To avoid multiple touchpoints with social distancing in minds, mobile apps, and voice control is the only way to go ahead. What’s the smartest innovation, and most useful IOT trends 2020 you’ve seen during this pandemic? Let us know in the comments!
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