The importance of IoT can be appreciated by knowing, for example, that Cisco's market research of 2011 predicts the worldwide IoT market to be $14.4T in the subsequent 10 years, i.e., by 2020. (As a comparison, recall that the entire US economy is about $17T as of Q1 2015, and the US healthcare market is about $3T today (17.2% for GDP)).
|The CardioMEMS™ HF System by St. Jude Medical|
|The CardioMEMS™ HF System Patient Electronics Unit |
by St. Jude Medical
Cardiologists at the Sutherland Cardiology Clinic have recently -- April 2015 -- implanted this device into a cardiac patient.
Such battery-less sensors, wherever they are deployed, can provide lots of important site-specific information without the need for any manual intervention for gathering of the information. Once such data is stored in the cloud, the limitations are only in processing the information.