Medical cyber-physical systems: A survey

  • Nilanjan Dey
  • Amira S. AshourEmail author
  • Fuqian Shi
  • Simon James Fong
  • João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Mobile & Wireless Health
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Mobile & Wireless Health


Medical cyber-physical systems (MCPS) are healthcare critical integration of a network of medical devices. These systems are progressively used in hospitals to achieve a continuous high-quality healthcare. The MCPS design faces numerous challenges, including inoperability, security/privacy, and high assurance in the system software. In the current work, the infrastructure of the cyber-physical systems (CPS) are reviewed and discussed. This article enriched the researches of the networked Medical Device (MD) systems to increase the efficiency and safety of the healthcare. It also can assist the specialists of medical device to overcome crucial issues related to medical devices, and the challenges facing the design of the medical device’s network. The concept of the social networking and its security along with the concept of the wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are addressed. Afterward, the CPS systems and platforms have been established, where more focus was directed toward CPS-based healthcare. The big data framework of CPSs is also included.


Networked medical device systems Wireless sensor networks Medical internet of things Body area networks Security assurance Patient monitoring 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyTechno India College of TechnologyKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringTanta UniversityTantaEgypt
  3. 3.College of Information & EngineeringWenzhou Medical UniversityWenzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Department of Computer and Information Science Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Laboratory University of MacauTaipaPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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