Potential of Internet of Things and Semantic Web Technologies in the Health Sector

  • M.O. Edeh
  • E.E. Otto
  • N.E. Richard-Nnabu
  • S.G. Ugboaja
  • C.C. Umoke
  • D. Omachi


Science and technology have become essential components of healthcare. The emergence of Artificial intelligence (AI), Blockhain, mobile techs, Internet of Things (IoT) and Semantic Web Technologies (SWTs) etcetera have amplified the growing influence of technology in global health systems. IoT and SWTs in particular are seen as the next-generation technologies that can revolutionize global health systems. Thus, this paper examines the various potentials of IoT and SWTs in the health sector, with a view to creating more awareness regarding its prospects and associated risks, and also to assist stakeholders to maximize its possibilities to enrich healthcare delivery. We deduced that both IoT and SWTs harbour promising features that are now being deployed in the health sector to enhance quality service delivery, medical research and innovations, smart health, telemedicine, communications, patient care and effective health outcomes just to mention but a few. We conclude that the adoption and implementation of IoT-based devices and SWTs will be significant in sustainability and improvement of healthcare systems in the future. However, privacy and medical data security remains a major source of concern to many stakeholders.


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