Internet of everything
Internet of everything

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5.1.7 Packet tracer: diabetic patient healthcare IoE solution

This packet tracer activity simulates an IoE Healthcare solution for a fictitious person, John Doe.

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This packet tracer activity is designed to illustrate the internet of everything and how the online interconnections between things, people, data, and processes improves our lives on a daily basis.
In this scenario, we have John who has a medical condition. He's diabetic, and he's having trouble keeping his blood glucose levels at a normal level. As a result, his health care monitoring company is implementing an IoE solution to continually monitor his health and blood glucose levels. In the event that his levels fall out of a normal range, the health care monitoring company can dispatch emergency medical aid at a moment's notice.
Let's see how all of this works. First off, we have John's home where he has implemented, one, a connection to the internet, as well as smart monitoring devices in his home that continually monitor his health condition.
We also have his health care monitoring company that is also connected to the internet and utilises cloud data storage services to have access to continual data from clients like John. This data also allows them to see historical patterns and trends.
Then we have the mobile patient treatment centre that also has a wireless or cellular connection to the internet and is also able to call upon or download John's vital statistics as well as keep in constant contact with the health care monitoring company.
Let's start by going into John's home and going into his home gateway router and configuring it. I'll go to the graphical user interface and change the IP address of the local interface to I'll change the subnet mask to
Scroll down, turn on the DHCP server by clicking Enabled. And then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the window and press Save Settings. His wireless router is now configured and working. I'll close the home gateway router.
Let's take a look at some of John's smart connected devices. First, we'll look at his smartwatch. His smartwatch is keeping track of his respiration rate and his exercise level.
He also has an implanted glucose metre. If we open that up, you can see that it's keeping track of his blood glucose level. Both of these devices are sending information wirelessly to his home router and then on to his health care monitoring company, which then stores the data in their cloud-based data centre.
If we close this device and open up John's tablet, smart TV, or his smartphone, he can monitor his health care settings. I'll click on John's smart TV. And you can see Cisco Health Care Mobile Monitoring Web Application.
There's his name. And you can see that his current status is normal. His glucose level being monitored, respiratory rate, exercise level. And it says at the bottom, all settings are within his normal range.
If I open up his smartphone, he can similarly view the Mobile Monitoring Web Application. I'll move this to the side and take a look at the Environment window. With this Environment window, I can control John's condition. I can induce hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, or restore his blood sugar levels back to normal.
Let's pretend that John has had a large meal and has forgotten to take his insulin. I'll click Induce Hyperglycemia, and we'll see that instantly on his monitoring application, there is a warning. I'll open up his smartwatch, and you can similarly see a warning happening on his smartwatch.
Glucose level is very high. Contact your health care provider immediately. Failure to respond will dispatch the mobile patient treatment centre. Notice his glucose levels rising. I'll minimise these windows and go back and look at the mobile patient treatment centre.
If we look at the tablet in the mobile patient treatment centre, notice that the technician has access to a web application. And in his application, he can reset the patient statistics once he verifies the patient's status. And he can also see the five-hour averages regarding glucose level, respiration rate, and exercise.
Currently, this mobile patient treatment centre will be dispatched in 13 minutes. The patient's status is in a warning state. The warning is still being sent to John's smartwatch as well as John's smartphone.
You'll also notice at the bottom that the technician is being informed that the health care monitoring company is attempting to contact the patient. I've clicked the Speed Up Time button in the Environment window. And you can see that now help will be sent in 3 minutes.
Critical-- the patient's status has gone to critical. Traffic lights controllers are on. The ETA to the destination, and the mobile patient treatment centre has now been dispatched. If we look at John's smartphone, you can see that John is informed that the MPTC is on its way, and the ETA time that it'll take to get there.
John is informed that the mobile patient treatment centre has arrived. The door is unlocked. If we go to the mobile patient treatment centre device, you can see that the mobile patient treatment centre technician is informed also that the door to the home has been unlocked, and that the patient is in a critical status.
Once the technician is able to reach John and provide necessary care, he'll be the one who can then eventually reset his status to a normal level once that's indicated. So back in the Environment window, I can now restore John's levels to normal. And the patient status has been reset and the crisis has been averted.
You can see how the internet of everything proves extremely useful in a situation like this where communication and real-time information is critical.
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