Toward Blockchain Technology in IoT Applications: An Analysis for E-health Applications

  • Maurício Moreira NetoEmail author
  • Emanuel Ferreira CoutinhoEmail author
  • Leonardo Oliveira MoreiraEmail author
  • José Neuman de SouzaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 574)


Research involving Blockchain technology has been growing due to its decentralization and immutability characteristics. Several applications from the most varied areas can benefit from the Blockchain, such as finance, logistics, and others. Internet of Things (IoT) is a new paradigm that has emerged to provide services to users through intelligent objects arranged in the day-to-day and provided various research, for example, smart buildings, smart cities, precision agriculture, and E-health. E-health applications can be considered as a set of computational solutions focused on the health area. This paper aims to study the introduction of Blockchain technology in an E-health approach. A Blockchain tool was used in conjunction with an E-health database and evaluated its performance. The results indicated that the transaction validation times are favorable for the characteristics of an E-health application.


Blockchain E-health Internet of Things Performance analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBITURUNA - Research Group of Cloud Computing and SystemsFortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Ceará (UFC)FortalezaBrazil
  3. 3.Graduate Program in Computer Science (PCOMP)QuixadáBrazil
  4. 4.Virtual University Institute (UFC-VIRTUAL)FortalezaBrazil
  5. 5.Master and Doctorate in Computer Science (MDCC)FortalezaBrazil

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