Internet of Things Consortium Adds Connected Health and Wellness

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC), the premier business development association for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, has announced it will add connected health and wellness to its key verticals of focus, the company said.

Recognizing the urgent need to advance IoT growth in a sector overwhelmed by COVID-19, IoTC and its member partners will prioritize innovation in connected health and wellness–with wearables a sub-vertical–while continuing to focus on driving IoT adoption in connected cities, homes, autos and retail.

Many experts have conceded that the US healthcare system is in crisis, with rising healthcare costs, increasing wait times to see specialists and skyrocketing premiums. While telemedicine and connected health devices are emerging in American society, the adoption of connected healthcare is slower than expected, particularly among smaller medical practices that do not have the resources of large hospitals and healthcare systems.

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is the premier business development association for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. It is comprised of executives, founders and global companies in IoT. The IoTC´s mission is to ignite the growth of the IoT marketplace by the industry´s effort through strategic partnerships. The organization focuses on five key verticals: connected homes, autos, cities, retail and wearables.