INTEGRATING IOT IN PEDIATRIC HEALTHCARE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF CURRENT APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR PANCREATIC DISEASES AND OBESITY Tolulope O. Olorunsogo1

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  • Tolulope O. Olorunsogo Independent Researcher, Nebraska, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/imsrj.v4i3.923

Abstract

 In recent years, the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies into healthcare systems has shown immense promise in revolutionizing patient care, particularly in pediatric populations. This systematic review aims to explore the current landscape of IoT applications in pediatric healthcare, specifically focusing on pancreatic diseases and obesity, two significant health challenges affecting children worldwide. The review comprehensively analyzes existing literature, including peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and relevant reports. By employing systematic search strategies across various databases, studies were identified, screened, and synthesized to elucidate the diverse applications of IoT in managing pancreatic diseases and obesity among pediatric patients. The findings reveal a multitude of IoT applications tailored to pediatric healthcare, ranging from wearable devices for continuous glucose monitoring in diabetic children to smart scales and activity trackers for managing pediatric obesity. These technologies offer real-time monitoring, data analytics, and personalized interventions, enhancing disease management, improving patient outcomes, and promoting patient engagement and adherence to treatment regimens. Furthermore, this review identifies critical challenges and limitations associated with current IoT implementations in pediatric healthcare, such as data privacy concerns, interoperability issues, and the need for robust regulatory frameworks. Addressing these challenges is crucial to maximizing the potential benefits of IoT in pediatric healthcare and ensuring its safe and effective integration into clinical practice. The review outlines promising future directions for IoT in managing pancreatic diseases and obesity in pediatric populations. These include integrating advanced sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms for predictive analytics, developing user-friendly and child-centric IoT solutions, and establishing collaborative networks for data sharing and knowledge exchange. This systematic review underscores the transformative impact of IoT technologies in pediatric healthcare, particularly in managing pancreatic diseases and obesity. By highlighting current applications and future directions, this study provides valuable insights for clinicians, researchers, and policymakers to harness the full potential of IoT in improving pediatric health outcomes.

Keywords:  IoT, Healthcare, Pancreatic, Disease, Obesity, Pediatric, Review.

Published

2024-03-17

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