Semiconductor Solutions for Smart Healthcare

Safer, better, simpler patient care: Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity is revolutionizing healthcare, connecting patients and healthcare providers in innovative ways. IoT-connected devices like wearables, skin sensors, home monitoring tools and more, enable richer medical insights into symptoms and health trends, new levels of remote care, and greater control to patients over their care and treatment. 

Like other IoT-connected applications, sensors are key to making this possible, enabling collection and analysis of real-time patient data. This frees healthcare providers to spend more time where it counts – with patients, treating conditions – and less time on logistics.

The long range, low power and long battery life of Semtech's LoRa® wireless radio frequency technology is ideal for IoT-based healthcare applications that depend on battery-powered sensors. Using unlicensed spectrum, devices communicate over indoor or outdoor public, private or hybrid LoRaWAN® networks. Networks are complementary to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Cellular.

Semtech’s LoRa ICs are complemented by its electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection portfolio, ideal for circuit protection in low power wide area network infrastructure.

Discover our semiconductor solutions for your smart healthcare sensors and equipment.

Getting Started: Sensors for IoT Healthcare

Sensors for IoT-based healthcare are highly customizable based on need. Prevalent use cases include:

  • Connected hearing aids
  • Fall detection
  • Food safety refrigeration
  • Medical refrigeration
  • Patient monitoring of chronic health conditions, activity, vitals, etc.
  • Safety monitoring
  • Tracking staff, patients, inventory

First you’ll need to decide how much you want to design yourself: see our Build vs. Buy: What’s Your Hardware Approach?

Use the simplified block diagram below as a starting point to conceptualize your own smart healthcare sensors. Then use the product links below to find available Semtech LoRa and circuit protection options.

Battery SupplyOutput DeviceActuatorIndicatorAlarmSensingMCUPressureFlowRadiationToxic FumesEtc. LoRaTransceiver CircuitProtection

Other Resources

If you decide against the “build” approach for your smart healthcare sensor, we have a wealth of LoRa development boards and commercially available module and sensor options through the LoRa ecosystem:

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IoT Applications for Healthcare