In 2021, #RuggedIoMD becomes an #IIoT category

Island nations are eager for the benefits #IoT can bring, especially connected medical devices.

So are most of the regions that still have unreliable electricity, slow and frequently interrupted connectivity, and few reserves after catastrophes like pandemics, wars, and extreme weather events. They’re also aware of their lack of buying power for the latest technologies.

So there’s demand for a new category of IoT and #IoMD that survives and thrives despite these challenges. Very low power consumption. Lots of storage and caching to hold on through power outages. Ruggedized for use outside clinics. Easy and cheap to field-repair. Lots of smarts inside so they work without an internet tap. Many flavors of connectivity to exploit opportunities as they knock. Open sourced, the better to adapt to new and unplanned problems.

WiderPoV: The curb-cut effect broadens RuggedIoMD’s appeal to the whole world, developed or not. So rugged tricorders are very investor-friendly.

WiderPoV: #RuggedID systems are needed too.

More of Wider’s 2021 predictions.


2 responses to “In 2021, #RuggedIoMD becomes an #IIoT category”

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    […] in cars and vans, in transient settings, and on the street? We imagine two potential paths. Use Rugged IoMD for spot use by field workers, an intermittent solution to a continuous monitoring problem. Or […]

  2. By 2025, consumer medtech in space. – Wider.Team Avatar

    […] Constraints drive innovation. Designing for medtech in space is like designing for rural, disaster-strewn, low-infrastructure places. Plan for high-latency, low power, unreliable connectivity. For solar radiation. For extremes of […]

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