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Journal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.12, No. 5)

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Page : 86-100

Keywords : COVID - 19; Internet-of-things; and healthcare;

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New Virus called coronavirus was seen in December 2019 from Wuhan, China, and named COVID - 19. It has spread to major parts of the world and infected millions of people in a short span of time, as the virus transmits from one person to another and creates an atmosphere of community transfer. Earlier, the virus was recognized with the symptom of fever, however, the symptoms are changing and the recognition of infected becomes difficult. As a prevention strategy, body temperature is measured in public places with the help of an infrared thermometer, and appropriate distance is tried to be maintained between the people to stop the community spread. Although, these initiatives are not enough as the cases are rising at an increasing rate. Therefore, the need to look for an alternative solution has arisen, and the present study aimed at investigating the change which can be brought in the current situation via technological intervention, that is, Internet-of-Things. It allows monitoring the patients through an interconnected system and fosters healthcare services. Quantitative questionnaires have been employed to examine the potential IoT has in the field of healthcare and the challenges associated with it in the healthcare sector. Hypothesis were constructed and were statistically tested with the help of a One-sample T-test via SPSS. The results indicated that IoT has the potential to change the current picture of the world fighting against COVID-19. Stakeholders should invest in technological infrastructure and decrease the pressure on the healthcare sector.

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