e-Health Services in the Context of IoT: The Case of the VICINITY Project
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new paradigm that combines aspects and technologies coming from different approaches. Ageing population and decreasing financial resources, consist one of the biggest challenges not only in Europe but also worldwide, in terms of healthcare organization complexity. At the same time, there exists an ever-growing demand for ubiquitous healthcare systems to improve human health and well-being. IoT paradigm and wearable IoT devices for home-based or mobile monitoring of vital patients’ data can be a secure, reliable and cost-savvy solution to this problem. This paper analyzes the impact of Internet of Things on the design of new eHealth services and solutions in the Context of VICINITY EU-funded project.
KeywordsInternet of things (IoT) eHealth Mobile and portable healthcare devices Interoperability
This work has been performed in the scope of the VICINITY European Research Project and has been supported by the Commission of the European Communities (H2020, Grant Agreement No.688467). This paper reflects only the authors’ views and the Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
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