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IoT in Health-care: Recent Advances in the Development of Smart Cyber-Physical Ubiquitous Environments


Abdulaziz A. Albesher


Vol. 19  No. 2  pp. 181-186


With the widespread of sensors and devices with connectivity in recent years, internet of things (IoT) has become very essential in almost every field. Its application in healthcare is one of the primary areas of research. This paper provides an overview of different aspects of IoT in healthcare. It discusses some of the major services of IoT healthcare and its benefits to the communities at large, including initiatives taken in different countries worldwide. Recent and advanced wearable health technologies are also discussed along with some state of the art IoT enabled health applications. It is preceded by a thorough discussion on security requirements and challenges in IoT healthcare. Future trends and technological directions are discussed at the end of this work.


Ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things, Internet of Healthcare Things, pervasive networks, e-health