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Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Based Framework for Smart Healthcare Tourism Sector

International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems

Volume 14 COVID-19 Issue

Published: 2021
Author(s) Name: Priyanka Jangra, Monish Gupta | Author(s) Affiliation: University Institute of Engineering and Technology Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India.
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Corona virus disease, COVID-19, has emerged as a pandemic covering the entire world, almost every country is effected by COVID-19. Numbers of infected people across the world are increasing at an exponential rate. Such large number of patients put extra ordinary demand of health care facilities. Although every country is putting tremendous efforts in frontline to fight with this pandemic but shortage of medical facilities, especially for densely populated countries like India, it becomes a serious challenge. The fear of pandemic has arrested everyone in homes due to which various sectors are affected badly. Pandemic situations are badly deteriorating the hospitality and tourism business. Smart healthcare tourism is the new prominence application of IoT based healthcare tourism. This paper presents an IoT based health monitoring framework, which may be helpful for medical tourists as well as the hotel management to monitor the health of guests and staff. The framework will detect and check the various vital signs of body and then report to the admin about health status of persons. The paper focuses on use of Internet of Things technology involving wearable sensors for monitoring the health status, detecting the disease and providing online health services for medical tourism sector.

Keywords: Medical Tourism, COVID-19, Internet of Things (Iot), Smart Healthcare, Pandemic

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