Multidisciplinary Approaches to Achieving Efficient and Trustworthy eHealth Monitoring Systems

Ajmal Sawand, Soufiene Djahel, Zonghua Zhang, Farid Nait-Abdesselam

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The rapid technological convergence between Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) and cloud computing have contributed to the emergence of e-healthcare, significantly improving the quality of medical care. In particular, patient-centric health monitoring plays a vital role in e-healthcare service, involving a set of important operations ranging from medical data collection and aggregation, data transmission and segregation, to data analytics. This survey paper firstly presents an architectural framework to describe the entire monitoring life cycle and highlight the essential service components. More detailed discussions are then devoted to data collection at patient side, which we argue that it serves as fundamental basis in achieving robust, efficient, and secure health monitoring. Finally, a set of design challenges is particularly analyzed for developing high quality and secure patient-centric monitoring schemes, along with some potential solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, ICCC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479941469
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China - Shanghai, China
Duration: 13 Oct 201415 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, ICCC
ISSN (Print)2377-8644


Conference2014 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
Abbreviated titleICCC 2014

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