Mohammed Ateeq Alanezi (College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Hafr Al Batin, SAUDI ARABIA).
Disciplinary: Information System and Computer Science & Engineering.
Keywords: Integrated Technologies; Data-System-People framework; COVID-19 solution; IoT-based pandemic management; IoT-based Devices.
COVID-19 pandemic warranted the rapid development of applications and innovations in the field of information systems and technology during the pandemic. Apart from development, the pandemic's unpredictability and global geopolitical intricacies have shaped up the design and implementation of such technologies. Moreover, there is an urgent need of ascertaining roles and responsibilities shared by information technology professionals so that they may effectively utilize their expertise. This paper examines the concurrent deployment of the Internet of things (IoT) and information system tools that were employed to assist people from all sectors to curb the spread of COVID-19. It also categorizes the various IoT-based devises such as smart thermometers, smart helmets inbuild with smart glasses, individual smart glasses, IoT-Q-Band, Easy band, IoT-based Proximity Tracer, Drone Things (IoDT), IoT buttons, Smartphone Applications based on IoT, etc. to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the paper highlights challenges faced in the process of technology design, development, and its application. It provides a platform that directs and promotes future research in the light of existing challenges and future trends. Based on the discussion of this article, researchers on IoT and information technology can prepare them for the upcoming pandemics, ahead of time.
Paper ID: 12A13R
Cite this article:
Alanezi, M.A (2021). Applications of Internet of Things (IoT) and Information Systems in Managing Pandemics: A Case Study of COVID-19. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(13), 12A13R, 1-11.,http://TUENGR.COM/V12/12A13R.pdf, DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.270