As healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices become widespread through wearable technology such as ‘smartwatches’, companies are looking to the next advance. With long-term intentions including wireless interfacing with brain implants, security and privacy issues will take centre-stage in IoT design.
- Regulators may pressure companies to educate users on privacy.
- Cybersecurity firms will be able to leverage limited understanding of security among existing medical IoT manufacturers to win new clients.
- Medical IoT device manufacturers will need to priotise safety to avoid losing market share and falling foul of regulators.