Cooperative Algorithm to Improve Temperature Control in Recovery Unit of Healthcare Facilities

  • Roberto Casado-VaraEmail author
  • Fernando De la Prieta
  • Sara Rodriguez
  • Javier Prieto
  • Juan M. Corchado
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 802)


Healthcare facilities spend a lot of resources on taking care of patients while they recover from their illnesses. IoT (Internet of Things) devices are used to monitor and control the environment of healthcare facilities. According to Spanish standards of hygiene and safety in hospitals: the temperature must be between 18 \(^{\circ }\) and 24 \(^{\circ }\)C and relative humidity of 60%. In this paper, we present a cooperative control algorithm to increase data quality and false data detection via edge computing in healthcare facilities. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that blockchain can be used to store data in an immutable and secure way. In this work we present a new model for the efficient control and monitoring of indoor temperature in healthcare facilities, reducing energy consumption and storing data in a secure and immutable way via blockchain.


IoT Algorithm design Game theory e-health Blockchain Cooperative control 



This work was developed as part of “Virtual-Ledgers-Tecnologías DLT/Blockchain y Cripto-IOT sobre organizaciones virtuales de agentes ligeros y su aplicación en la eficiencia en el transporte de última milla”, ID SA267P18, project cofinanced by Junta Castilla y León, Consejería de Educación, and FEDER funds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Casado-Vara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fernando De la Prieta
    • 1
  • Sara Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Javier Prieto
    • 1
  • Juan M. Corchado
    • 1
  1. 1.BISITE Research GroupUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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