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Honors Thesis


Healthcare technologies have increased at a rapid pace, but the industry is behind in implementing within non-experimental environments. A human body is full of data but offers challenges when capturing and analyzing information into valuable data for professionals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the added benefits and obstacles of implementing wearable technologies to continually track the health of patients or caregivers. With a review of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), the results from the participant survey, and interviews with a total participation of n=11, the study explored obstacles and acceptance of wearable technology. Obstacles to wearable adoption include data security, infrastructure design, storage allocation, user adoption, and sensor hygiene. The results identified that the committed resources for hospitals include the technology to train the users and support information systems. However, the proven benefits of comprehensive systems include preventative care, increased individual knowledge, connected systems, and at-home systems which reduce the length and amount of hospital stays.

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