A Conceptual Framework for an IoT-Based Health Assistant and its Authorization Model

S. M.Riazul Islam, Mahmud Hossain, Ragib Hasan, Trung Q. Duong

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This paper proposes a framework for an IoT-based health prescription assistant (HPA), which helps each patient to follow the doctors recommendations properly. The paper also designs a security system that ensures user authentication and protected access to resources and services. Based on the OpenID standard, an access control mechanism is implemented to prevent unauthorized access to medical devices. Once the authentication is successful, the user is issued an authorization ticket, which this paper calls a security access token (SAT). The SAT contains a set of privileges that grants the user access to medical IoT devices and their services and/or resources. The SAT is encrypted to guard against forgery. A medical IoT device verifies the SAT prior to serving a request, and thus, ensures protected access.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 8th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference, CCWC 2018
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Himadri Nath Saha
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538646496
ISBN (Print)9781538646502
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 8 Jan 201810 Jan 2018
Conference number: 8


Conference8th IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference
Abbreviated titleCCWC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

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