Smart integrated IoT healthcare system for cancer care
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The emergence of the internet of things (IoT) has drastically influenced and shaped the world of technology in the contexts of connectivity, interconnectivity, and interoperability with smart connected sensors, objects, devices, data, and applications. In fact, IoT has brought notable impacts on the global economy and human experience that span from industry to industry in a variety of application domains, including healthcare. With IoT, it is expected to facilitate a seamless interaction and communication of objects (devices) with humans in the environment. Therefore, it is imperative to embrace the potentials and benefits of IoT technology in healthcare delivery to ensure saving lives and to improve the quality of life using smart connected devices. In this paper, we focus on the IoT based healthcare system for cancer care services and business analytics/cloud services and also propose the adoption and implementation of IoT/WSN technology to augment the existing treatment options to deliver healthcare solution. Here, the business analytics/cloud services constitute the enablers for actionable insights, decision making, data transmission and reporting for enhancing cancer treatments. Furthermore, we propose a variety of frameworks and architectures to illustrate and support the functional IoT-based solution that is being considered or utilized in our proposed smart healthcare solution for cancer care services. Finally, it will be important to understand and discuss some security issues and operational challenges that have characterized the IoT-enabled healthcare system.
KeywordsInternet of things (IoT) Business analytics Cancer care services Healthcare system Smart devices Wireless sensor network (WSN)
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