To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
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In "continuous care" the concept enables patients with chronic diseases, or elderly people with health impairments, to stay in their own home despite their health constraint, to reduce cumbersome visits to the doctor and to avoid premature relocation to a nursing home. David's mother Charlotte comes to visit the family and complains about her many consultations at the doctor's office just for routine checkups for her low blood pressure and impairments due to age. She feels that she is spending a lot of time waiting at the doctors and loses her freedom. She knows that she is getting older and her state of health is worsening, but she wants to keep her independence and freedom as long as possible. David shows her the "continuous care" application that he is currently using for the recovery from his heart attack, and tells her that he is feeling very comfortable with it. Back in her hometown Charlotte asks her doctor about a similar application and they agree that such a system will be suitable for Charlotte, too. A special device for her home will help her to monitor her blood pressure, blood sugar, etc., and in case she falls will also transmit an alert. She feels relieved and can now spend more time with her friends doing activities she enjoys.