Purpose: Internet of Things (IoT) as the new technological paradigm has found many applications in different domains. Nowadays, more than 30,000 records related to IoT research can be accessed in Scopus (Scopus.com). Health care is the one of domains which benefits from IoT. However, observations indicate that most active researchers in this area are technical people not health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to understand how health professionals can contribute to the IoT body of knowledge. Design/methodology/approach: IoT professionals are asked to provide their views regarding research concerns, and the collected data are analyzed by phenomenography research methodology. Findings: Findings indicate that health professionals can contribute through providing information, requirement or standards for developing IoT systems or devices. They can also introduce new applications or domains for which IoT is fit. Originality/value: This paper tries to fill the gap concerning the lack of attention to undertaking IoT-related research from health professionals’ side and highlights ways that health professionals can contribute IoT body of knowledge.

How can health professionals contribute to the internet of things body of knowledge: A phenomenography study

Gabriele Santoro
2019

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Purpose: Internet of Things (IoT) as the new technological paradigm has found many applications in different domains. Nowadays, more than 30,000 records related to IoT research can be accessed in Scopus (Scopus.com). Health care is the one of domains which benefits from IoT. However, observations indicate that most active researchers in this area are technical people not health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to understand how health professionals can contribute to the IoT body of knowledge. Design/methodology/approach: IoT professionals are asked to provide their views regarding research concerns, and the collected data are analyzed by phenomenography research methodology. Findings: Findings indicate that health professionals can contribute through providing information, requirement or standards for developing IoT systems or devices. They can also introduce new applications or domains for which IoT is fit. Originality/value: This paper tries to fill the gap concerning the lack of attention to undertaking IoT-related research from health professionals’ side and highlights ways that health professionals can contribute IoT body of knowledge.
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http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/vjikms
Internet of things; IoT and health professional; IoT body of knowledge; IoT in health; Perception; Qualitative research;
Mehdi Dadkhah; Mohammad Lagzian; Gabriele Santoro
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