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Enabling Technologies for the Internet of Health Things

Rodrigues, J. R. ; Segundo, D. ; Junqueira, H. ; Sabino, M. ; Prince, R. ; Al-Muhtadi, J. M. ; Albuquerque, V.

IEEE Access Vol. 6, Nº 1, pp. 13129 - 13141, December, 2018.

ISSN (print): 2169-3536
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Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2789329

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most promising technologies for the near future. Healthcare and well-being will receive great benefits with the evolution of this technology. This paper presents a review of techniques based on IoT for healthcare and ambient-assisted living, defined as the Internet of Health Things (IoHT), based on the most recent publications and products available in the market from industry for this segment. Also, this paper identifies the technological advances made so far, analyzing the challenges to be overcome and provides an approach of future trends. Through selected works, it is possible to notice that further studies are important to improve current techniques and that novel concept and technologies of IoHT are needed to overcome the identified challenges. The presented results aim to serve as a source of information for healthcare providers, researchers, technology specialists, and the general population to improve the IoHT.