Using SOA for a Combined Telecare and Telehealth Platform for Monitoring of Elderly People

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 83)


Remote monitoring is considered one key factor towards the improvement of elderly people’s quality of life and the reduction of healthcare costs. This paper discusses the prevailing network and software architectural principles in this sector and presents the way that they are applied into the inCASA platform. We emphasize on how services could be offered in a standard and re-usable way on top of the underlying physical layers. The aim is to apply Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in a healthcare-based Internet of Things (IoT) environment. This approach supports a combined telecare and telehealth solution for monitoring of frail elderly people.


Remote healthcare monitoring ageing independently Service Oriented Architecture Internet of Things Web of Things middleware ubiquitous healthcare environment 


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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.CNet Svenska ABDanderydSweden

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