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e-Health Services in the Context of IoT: The Case of the VICINITY Project

  • Maria Belesioti
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
  • Stefan Vanya
  • Viktor Oravec
  • Natalia Theologou
  • Maria Koutli
  • Athanasios Tryferidis
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 520)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Internet of things (IoT) eHealth Mobile and portable healthcare devices Interoperability 

Notes

Acknowledgments

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Belesioti
    • 1
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 1
  • Stefan Vanya
    • 2
  • Viktor Oravec
    • 2
  • Natalia Theologou
    • 3
  • Maria Koutli
    • 3
  • Athanasios Tryferidis
    • 3
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
    • 3
  1. 1.Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) S.A.Maroussi, AthensGreece
  2. 2.bAvenir, s.r.o.BratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.CERTH/ITI - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Information Technologies InstituteThessalonikiGreece

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