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Research Article

Wearable Internet of Things: Concept, Architectural Components and Promises for Person-Centered Healthcare

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257440,
        author={Shivayogi Hiremath and Geng Yang and Kunal Mankodiya},
        title={Wearable Internet of Things: Concept, Architectural Components and Promises for Person-Centered Healthcare},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={internet of things; wearable sensors; person-centered healthcare; mobile health; pervasive healthcare},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257440}
    }
    
  • Shivayogi Hiremath
    Geng Yang
    Kunal Mankodiya
    Year: 2014
    Wearable Internet of Things: Concept, Architectural Components and Promises for Person-Centered Healthcare
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257440
Shivayogi Hiremath1, Geng Yang2, Kunal Mankodiya3,*
  • 1: University of Pittsburgh
  • 2: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  • 3: University of Rhode Island
*Contact email: kunalm@ele.uri.edu

Abstract

The proliferation of mobile devices, ubiquitous internet, and cloud computing has sparked a new era of Internet of Things (IoT), thus allowing researchers to create application-specific solutions based on the interconnection between physical objects and the internet. Recently, wearable devices are rapidly emerging and forming a new segment-Wearable IoT (WIoT) due to their capability of sensing, computing and communication. Future generations of WIoT promise to transform the healthcare sector, wherein individuals are seamlessly tracked by wearable sensors for personalized health and wellness information such as body vital parameters, physical activity, behaviors, and other critical parameters impacting quality of daily life. This paper presents an effort to conceptualize WIoT in terms of their design, function, and applications. We discuss the building blocks of WIoT including wearable sensors, internet-connected gateways and cloud and big data support that are key to its future success in healthcare domain applications. We also present a new system science for the wit that suggests future directions, encompassing operational and clinical aspects.