Intelligent microservice based on blockchain for healthcare applications

Faisal Jamil, Faiza Qayyum, Soha Alhelaly, Farjeel Javed, Ammar Muthanna

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Nowadays, the blockchain, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence technology revolutionize the traditional way of data mining with the enhanced data preprocessing, and analytics approaches, including improved service platforms. Nevertheless, one of the main challenges is designing a combined approach that provides the analytics functionality for diverse data and sustains IoT applications with robust and modular blockchain-enabled services in a diverse environment. Improved data analytics model not only provides support insights in IoT data but also fosters process productivity. Designing a robust IoT-based secure analytic model is challenging for several purposes, such as data from diverse sources, increasing data size, and monolithic service designing techniques. This article proposed an intelligent blockchain-enabled microservice to support predictive analytics for personalized fitness data in an IoT environment. The designed system support microservice-based analytic functionalities to provide secure and reliable services for IoT. To demonstrate the proposed model effectiveness, we have used the IoT fitness application as a case study. Based on the designed predictive analytic model, a recommendation model is developed to recommend daily and weekly diet and workout plans for improved body fitness. Moreover, the recommendation model objective is to help trainers make future health decisions of trainees in terms of workout and diet plan. Finally, the proposed model is evaluated using Hyperledger Caliper in terms of latency, throughput, and resource utilizationwith varying peers and orderer nodes. The experimental result shows that the proposed model is applicable for diverse resourceconstrained blockchain-enabled IoT applications and extensible for several IoT scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2513-2530
Number of pages18
JournalComputers, Materials and Continua
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes


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