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Internet of Things in Pervasive Healthcare Systems

Internet of Things in Pervasive Healthcare Systems
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Author(s): Teresa Guarda (Universidad Peninsula de Santa Elena (UPSE), Ecuador), Maria Fernanda Augusto (Universidad Peninsula de Santa Elena (UPSE), Ecuador), Oscar Barrionuevo (Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), Ecuador) and Filipe Mota Pinto (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 10
Source title: Next-Generation Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Solutions
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Jose Machado (University of Minho, Portugal), António Abelha (University of Minho, Portugal), Manuel Filipe Santos (University of Minho, Portugal) and Filipe Portela (University of Minho, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2851-7.ch002

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Abstract

Throughout the stunning development of wireless communication technologies, sensors and wireless sensor networks (WSN) are being used in almost every area, such as in healthcare field. The ubiquitous sensing enabled by WSN technologies, in particularly the wireless medical sensor network (WMSN), might be one important key success factor in the modern medical system. The recent advances, and wireless devices proliferation, had proved the technical feasibility of the pervasive health care systems. The data collected by sensors are very sensitive and important, and the leakage of them could compromise security and privacy. This work presents the pervasive health care systems (PHCS) focusing on security and privacy of pervasive environments.

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