Internet of Things Technologies for HealthCare. Third International Conference, HealthyIoT 2016, Västerås, Sweden, October 18-19, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Security and Privacy Issues in Health Monitoring Systems: eCare@Home Case Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-51234-1_29,
        author={Thomas Wearing and Nicola Dragoni},
        title={Security and Privacy Issues in Health Monitoring Systems: eCare@Home Case Study},
        proceedings={Internet of Things Technologies for HealthCare. Third International Conference, HealthyIoT 2016, V\aa{}ster\ae{}s, Sweden, October 18-19, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={HEALTHYIOT},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-51234-1_29}
    }
    
  • Thomas Wearing
    Nicola Dragoni
    Year: 2017
    Security and Privacy Issues in Health Monitoring Systems: eCare@Home Case Study
    HEALTHYIOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51234-1_29
Thomas Wearing1, Nicola Dragoni,*
  • 1: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
*Contact email: ndra@dtu.dk

Abstract

Automated systems for monitoring elderly people in their home are becoming more and more common. Indeed, an increasing number of home sensor networks for healthcare can be found in the recent literature, indicating a clear research direction in smart homes for healthcare. Although the huge amount of sensitive data these systems deal with and expose to the external world, security and privacy issues are surprisingly not taken into consideration. The aim of this paper is to raise some key security and privacy issues that home health monitor systems should face with. The analysis is based on a real world monitoring sensor network for healthcare built in the context of the eCare@Home project.