Implementation issues of internet of things for mHealth applications (m-IoT)

Ali, Faisal (2012) Implementation issues of internet of things for mHealth applications (m-IoT). (MPhil thesis), Kingston University, .


The concept of Mobile Healthcare (mHealth) was first introduced in 2003 and was defined as the 'emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare systems'. More recently, one of the key applications of mHealth is Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) for healthcare and relevant areas that evolve around the concept of Internet of Things (loT). In this thesis we introduce a new amalgamated concept of Internet of m-health Things (rn-loT). m-IoT is a new concept that combines the functionalities of mHealth and loT for new and innovative mobile healthcare applications. In this thesis a preliminary m-IoT architecture based on Secure Internet Protocol (IPv6) using 6LoWPAN protocol that extends all the capabilities of IPv6 to IEEE 802.15.4 based WSNs is presented. In particular, an experimental prototype system based on 6LoWPAN communication stack using the Contiki Operating System and TelosB wireless sensor nodes is implemented. Furthermore, an experimental testbed using temperature monitoring is implemented. Preliminary experimental results indicate the successful functionality of the system and the IPv6 connectivity link. Furthermore, preliminary loT security challenges were also addressed as part of this study and future suggestions are outlined.

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