Internet of Things (IoT) for Elderly’s Healthcare and Wellbeing: Applications, Prospects and Challenges

Achraf Othman, Ahmed Elsheikh, Amnah Mohammed Al-Mutawaa

Conference: 2023 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) | Tunis, Tunisia | 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an ever-evolving ecosystem that enables interactions between humans and interconnected objects, including healthcare domains. IoT addresses the lack of access to medical resources, the growing elderly population with chronic conditions, and the rising medical costs. This research analyzes 20 review articles on IoT applications for the well-being and healthcare of the elderly population. IoT can significantly improve well-being and healthcare through remote monitoring, communication, automating tasks, and access to various services and information. However, several limitations and challenges must be considered when employing IoT for the elderly’s well-being and healthcare.