Wearable Internet of Things - from human activity tracking to clinical integration

Poonam Kumari, Miguel Lopez-Benitez, Gyu Myoung Lee, Tae-Seong Kim, Atul Minhas

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Abstract

Wearable devices for human activity tracking have been emerging rapidly. Most of them are capable of sending health statistics to smartphones, smartwatches or smart bands. However, they only provide the data for individual analysis and their data is not integrated into clinical practice. Leveraging on the Internet of Things (IoT), edge and cloud computing technologies, we propose an architecture which is capable of providing cloud based clinical services using human activity data. Such services could supplement the shortage of staff in primary healthcare centers thereby reducing the burden on healthcare service providers. The enormous amount of data created from such services could also be utilized for planning future therapies by studying recovery cycles of existing patients. We provide a prototype based on our architecture and discuss its salient features. We also provide use cases of our system in personalized and home based healthcare services. We propose an International Telecommunication Union based standardization (ITU-T) for our design and discuss future directions in wearable IoT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2017 : proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2361-2364
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (39th : 2017) - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (39th : 2017)
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period11/07/1715/07/17

Keywords

  • Wearable Internet of Things, human activity tracking, edge computing
  • cloud computing

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