IoT 23(4):

Research Article

Internet of Things and Wearable Devices: A Mixed Literature Review

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eetiot.v9i4.4276,
        author={Carlos Alberto G\^{o}mez Cano and Verenice S\^{a}nchez Castillo and William Castillo-Gonzalez and Adri\^{a}n Alejandro Vit\^{o}n-Castillo and Javier Gonzalez-Argote},
        title={Internet of Things and Wearable Devices: A Mixed Literature Review},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        keywords={Internet of Things, wearable devices, bibliometrics},
  • Carlos Alberto Gómez Cano
    Verenice Sánchez Castillo
    William Castillo-Gonzalez
    Adrián Alejandro Vitón-Castillo
    Javier Gonzalez-Argote
    Year: 2023
    Internet of Things and Wearable Devices: A Mixed Literature Review
    DOI: 10.4108/eetiot.v9i4.4276
Carlos Alberto Gómez Cano1, Verenice Sánchez Castillo2, William Castillo-Gonzalez3, Adrián Alejandro Vitón-Castillo4, Javier Gonzalez-Argote5,*
  • 1: Corporación Unificada Nacional de Educación Superior
  • 2: University of the Amazon
  • 3: Pro-Metrics (Estonia)
  • 4: Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
  • 5: Universidad Abierta Interamericana
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In recent years, the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), its different models and emerging conceptual frameworks, have offered new opportunities for the integration of technologies into everyday life. Although initially based on the notion of the link between a physical device, its counterpart in a virtual environment and the technological aspects of that relationship, IoT-based wearable devices now offer multiple contributions to all types of users, from professionals and organizations to ordinary people. However, there are inaccuracies, abundant definitions, limited clarity in terms of trends, benefits, components, challenges and future lines of research. In this sense, a mixed literature review study was conducted. The mixed design, of dominant type (CUAN-qual), was composed of a quantitative analysis of bibliometric type and a qualitative analysis of thematic type and embedded in the first one. Data are provided on the main trends observed in the bibliometric indicators studied, a synthesis of some qualitative indicators of particular relevance and pertinence. In addition, future lines of research are presented to address strengths and challenges in this field.