Emerging Technologies for Next Generation Remote Health Care and Assisted Living
Remote health care is currently one of the most promising solutions to ensure a high level of treatment outcome cost-efficiency and sustainability of the healthcare systems worldwide. Even though research on remote health care can be traced back to the early days of the Internet the recent COVID-19 has necessitated further improvement in existing health care systems with invigorated research on remote health care technologies. In this article we delve into the state-of-the-art research in latest technologies and technological paradigms that play a vital role in enabling the next generation remote health care and assisted living. First the need of using the latest technological developments in the domain of remote health care is briefly discussed. Then the most important technologies and technological paradigms that are crucial in enabling remote health care and assisted living are emphasised. Henceforth a detailed survey of existing technologies potential challenges in those technologies and possible solutions is conducted. Finally missing research gaps and important future research directions in each enabling technology are brought forth to motivate further research in remote health care.