Author : Priya.R 1
Date of Publication :14th June 2017
Abstract: The Personal Healthcare Devices (PHDs) measure vital signals of patient. The advantages of PHDs are: (1) wearable (2) Support diseased people (3) Continuous monitoring of health and precaution leads to increased lifetime. Due to the advent of different communication standards such as low power Bluetooth, zigbee, and Internet of Things, the PHDs could be connected to caretakers or doctors and provide proper advice or medication. This project deals with designing a firmware for PHDs, which is interoperable and secure.The advantages of the proposed system are: i. Low cost PHDs could be designed compatible for the firmware ii. Ensures privacy iii. Improves patient care There exists a challenge in terms of maintaining privacy of patient’s data when connecting PHDs to the network. .In this work, we integrate PHDs with internet for sharing health data using Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) and AES algorithm for Security purpose. CoAP is based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) model and can be considered a real enabler for Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is characterized by an interconnected set of individually addressed and constrained devices in a distributed system, with sensing/active devices for physical phenomena, data collection, and applications using sensing, computation and actuation.
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