Current status and future perspectives on the Internet of Things in oncology

Ibrahim N. Muhsen, Omar W. Rasheed, Eiad A. Habib, Rakan K. Alsaad, Mohannad K. Maghrabi, Md A. Rahman, Douglas Sicker, William A. Wood, Muhammad S. Beg, Anthony D. Sung, Shahrukh K. Hashmi

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has penetrated many aspects of everyday human life. The use of IoT in healthcare has been expanding over the past few years. In this review, we highlighted the current applications of IoT in the medical literature, along with the challenges and opportunities. IoT use mainly involves sensors and wearables, with potential applications in improving the quality of life, personal health monitoring, and diagnosis of diseases. Our literature review highlights that the current main application studied in the literature is physical activity tracking. In addition, we discuss the current technologies that would help IoT-enabled devices achieve safe, quick, and meaningful data transfer. These technologies include machine learning/artificial intelligence, 5G, and blockchain. Data on current IoT-enabled devices are still limited, and future research should address these devices' effect on patients' outcomes and the methods by which their integration in healthcare will avoid increasing costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHematology/ Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Cancer
  • Internet of medical things
  • Oncology
  • Wearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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