Building caring healthcare systems in the Internet of Things

Phillip A. Laplante, Mohamad Kassab, Nancy L. Laplante, Jeffrey M. Voas

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The nature of healthcare and the computational and physical technologies and constraints present a number of challenges to systems designers and implementers. In spite of the challenges, there is a significant market for systems and products to support caregivers in their tasks as the number of people needing assistance grows substantially. In this paper, we present a structured approach for describing Internet of Things (IoT) for healthcare systems. We illustrate the approach for three use cases and discuss relevant quality issues that arise, in particular, the need to consider caring as a requirement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7862194
Pages (from-to)3030-3037
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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