It seems from papers such as this that IoMT is just IoT for medical devices with no new technological developments.

Is there anything about IoMT such as a standard that somehow differentiates it from IoT?

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    IoT is just a very vague marketing term, IoMT is probably just the same thing, just focused on a particular application (rather than a class or type of devices).
    – jcaron
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 13:06
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    That's what I'm seeing. I have to write a report on IoMT for University so am inclined to say IoMT is not novel and just a marketing term for IoT in conjunction with medical devices.
    – SeanJ
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 13:19
  • The point about IoMT is probably not that it’s a different technology, but the application has specific requirements in terms of data security, safety (consider implanted devices such as pacemakers), battery life, difficult environments (within a person, or in a crowded environment), etc. It may require specific technologies which are not usually needed in other circumstances, or additional levels of safeguards.
    – jcaron
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 15:10
  • Fwiw, unlikely pace makers will ever join IoMT as micro shocks are extremely dangerous for anyone with a pacemaker. All the conditions you outline exist in other applications, e.g. automotive. Until a standard exists, IoMT is just marketing IMHO.
    – SeanJ
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 19:57
  • A pacemaker is definitely a “Medical Thing”, and many can be connected, so that would clearly make them part of “IoMT”, even if that’s indirect. Security issues with such pacemakers have been raised. That makes it very clearly an important topic in the field.
    – jcaron
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 21:05


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