The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices embedded with electronics, software’s, sensors, actuators and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to inter-operate within the existing internet infrastructure. IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention.
Using the concept of IoT, ZMQ developed a standalone device called Video Observation Toolkit (VoT) for the TB patients which can be place anywhere in the house. As the time of dosage arrives, it will give notification to the patient by playing an alarm. The patient can then press the button to notify its presence and enable the camera for video capturing. The patient can report its compliance by taking medicine in front of camera and then it will automatically send report to the server.
This reduces patient’s efforts to carry the reporting device and will be beneficial especially for the elderly and people with disabilities.