Digi-Key’s IoT - delivering the future, today: Medical

15th September 2021
Joe Bush

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fuelling innovation in nearly every part of our lives. Simply connecting the ‘things’ that were never connected before is leading to new data insights that translate into meaningful change.

With the potential of billions of new connected things bringing a tidal wave of new data, businesses want a better grasp of expected ROI, cost, and scalability, while IT managers struggle with integration, interoperability, and management concerns. Digi-Key’s objective is to provide its engineering community and suppliers a path to their solutions.

IoT is a mega technology trend that will not only be an endurance test for legacy systems but will also shape the fate of companies large and small in many different industries. Estimates are for 50 billion IoT connected devices by 2020 and 100 billion by 2025.

There are a multitude of companies and proposed network solutions. Digi-Key are committed to helping its customers navigate the plethora of choices and find the best solutions for their applications or use cases.

In an effort to accelerate IoT adoption by its customers, Digi-Key offers the latest and greatest IoT-relevant products and services in its Internet of Things (IoT) Resource Center. IoT products span many different categories, including hardware, software and cloud and connectivity services. Digi-Key are working hard to bring together and bundle these products and services in meaningful ways that integrate into more complete solutions.

Integrated solutions for Medical

  • Wearables
  • Clinical remote monitoring (assisted living)

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a lot of potential to improve many aspects relating to the healthcare industry. In addition to consumer-based applications such as fitness watches, the connectivity of the internet to smart sensors in medical devices can help doctors remotely monitor their patients.

This can have the added benefit of improving patient engagement and satisfaction through more interaction time with their doctors. Furthermore, hospitals are now starting to use the IoT to monitor the safety and health of their patients along with tracking their medical inventory. The potential of the IoT in the medical industry is just beginning to be realised.

Market ready solutions

Monnit Pharmacy/Lab Monitoring Kit Implementing Monnit’s wireless temperature monitoring solution provides pharmacies with an efficient, low-cost way of knowing if a refrigerator is failing, saving you thousands of dollars in bad product, and a simple yet comprehensive means of recording and presenting medicinal storage information to FDA inspectors.

Handwash Kit Smart Pro 4G This kit contains a complete solution for monitoring one handwashing station featuring the Smart.Hub (Pro, Cellular version) with power supply and antennas for cloud connectivity and hand-soap sensor. The kit includes a hand-soap dispenser with a device installed in the dispenser to count uses.

Handwash Kit Smart Pro Ethernet The Smart.Hub Pro is a versatile and reliable IOT gateway device for use in indoor applications. Smart.Hub products are gateways used to move data from Whisker.Block sensor blocks and end user customised Whisker.Engine-based sensor nodes to the cloud platform.

Pharmacy Kit Pro This kit features the Smart.Hub (Pro, Cellular version) with power supply and antennas for cloud connectivity and two Whisker.Block sensor modules. The sensor blocks are for measuring the ambient internal temperature of refrigerators or freezers. The external probe can be used to measure the temperature of a particular product inside a cold-storage environment.

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