Global rates of childhood obesity have jumped dramatically in the past four decades. Obese children are likely to become obese adults, putting them at risk of serious health problems.

In Brazil, to help break this vicious cycle, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution has been developed to make the monitoring of young patients easier. Dubbed “Internet of Things Applied to Pediatrics” (IoTAPED), the project sets out to provide medical professionals with technical and strategic knowledge for smart decision-making, based on evidence related to health policies and treatments conducted in real time.
According to the proposed architecture, patient data will be collected by sensors and sent to the IoTAPED platform through a secure application.

Read the full story and the role of RNP, the Brazilian NREN, on the In The Field blog.