IoT Healthcare Devices

IoT healthcare devices are transforming how healthcare is delivered. The use of electronic medical devices is increasingly migrating from health care centers to homes. A new set of challenges faces device designers and manufacturers. In the past, it was nearly impossible to conceive of a patient undergoing dialysis in his or her own home, linking remotely to his or her physician for daily blood pressure or glucose checks, or downloading pacemaker activity via a telephone line. 
Today, all possibilities are a reality, and the advancement of innumerable more in-home connected medical devices is on the health care horizon. The accessibility of wireless technology, mobile applications and other connectivity platforms facilitates device manufacturers’ ability to make complex IoT healthcare devices available for home use. This trend offers beneficial new opportunities to multiple stakeholders, including added convenience for health care providers; improved care for patients; and cost savings for insurers and government payers.
MultiTech’s key benefits assisting medical equipment OEM providers include:
  • Domestic manufacturing and supply chain integration
  • Exceptionally strong lifecycle management
  • Broad base of core platforms
  • 3PL, controlled products and integration services

MultiTech enables medical equipment from defibrillators to hospital equipment to home care devices for improved:

Equipment maintenance and reliability

IoT healthcare devices can provide an alert when their power is running low. This provides both the patient and the healthcare provider with the peace of mind they need to know that their devices won’t stop working unexpectedly. 

Quality of care

The speed, efficiency and accuracy of IoT medical devices add up to an important purpose — improving health outcomes for patients. MultiTech’s IoT solutions enable healthcare professionals to monitor patient wellbeing in a way that simply was not possible in the past. Using a network of connected IoT devices, patients receive continuous care. The accuracy and speed of this technology add peace of mind to daily life for patients with a wide range of conditions.

Quality of Life

IoT solutions can provide patients with a higher quality of life on a daily basis. Improved connectivity eliminates the need for frequent doctor visits, allowing the patient to live with a higher level of independence. If the patient is using an IoT device for any type of health monitoring, they also won’t need to meticulously keep track of health changes, as this information will live in the data. IoT devices can help patients live more independently, making daily life more enjoyable without sacrificing any quality in care.

Types of IoT Healthcare Devices

One of the advantages of IoT in healthcare is the wide range of possible applications. There are many diseases and conditions that IoT devices can be used to monitor and analyze.

Common applications that leverage IoT connectivity include:

  • Tracking battery levels on AEDs
  • In-home dialysis
  • At-home cardiac monitoring
  • Aesthetic fat burning or freezing
  • Wound care
  • Telehealth applications
  • Post-surgery monitoring
  • Glucose level monitoring
  • Blood coagulation testing
  • Prescription management
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Emergency response sensors

This is by no means a comprehensive list — MultiTech devices provide the foundational basis OEMs need to create healthcare IoT solutions that had never existed in the past. This new device landscape presents an exciting opportunity for medical manufacturers who want to make the most of increased connectivity for patients.


MultiConnect® rCell 100 Series

Cellular Routers

The MultiConnect® rCell 100 series of industrial cellular routers supports multiple cellular technologies, is certified by the major carriers, and has a durable design and a long stable lifecycle. In addition, its complimentary remote device management platform lowers the total cost of ownership. 


MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series

Cellular Modems for IoT

MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series cellular modems (MTC Series) support 4G-LTE (Cat 4 and Cat M1) technologies, are carrier approved, and fully certified for deployment in multiple geographies around the world. Designed specifically for M2M applications, they provide a long and stable lifecycle. In addition to being durable/reliable, they offer multiple interface options for both fixed and mobile assets.


QuickCarrier® USB-D

Cellular Dongle

PTCRB End-Device Certification ensures that you will not have to get your product certified after adding the QuickCarrier® USB-D.  This product comes pre-certified and gets you to market fast.


MultiTech Dragonfly™

Cellular Embedded Modem and System-on-Module (SoM)

The Dragonfly™ cellular embedded modems and SoMs are fully certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate modules that offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design. From a software perspective, Dragonfly is compatible with the Arm® Mbed™ programming platform allowing for rapid prototyping, development and deployment. With its integrated Cortex®-M4 processor, developers can host their application and have access to a full suite of interfaces for connecting sensors or other remote assets.


SocketModem® Cell

Cellular Embedded Modems

Complete, ready-to-integrate 4G-LTE Cat 4, Cat 1 and Cat M1 cellular embedded modems (MTSMC Series) using MultiTech's Universal Socket design.


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