Web-Enabled intelligent gateways for eHealth Internet-of-Things

Jose Granados, Amir Mohammad Rahmani*, Pekka Nikander, Pasi Liljeberg, Hannu Tenhunen

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The currently unfolding Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will enable health services that have higher quality and lower cost than those available today. However, the large majority of the current IoT research and development expects that the IoT “things” communicate wirelessly, leaving the question of their energy supply and communication reliability more-or-less open. The obvious alternative, wire line, has gained much less attention, perhaps since it is too well known. In this paper, we present an energy-efficient IoT architecture for healthcare applications that leverages clinical and home care scenarios, given their typically fixed, stationary nature, as the mobility of patients is in many cases confined to a room or a building. The architecture is based on intelligent, wired gateways that are power-efficient and low-cost. The gateways link wired/wireless medical sensors and hospital appliances to web services, enabling hospital automation and widespread data collection and aggregation of vital signs in a convenient, and cost-effective approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things: User-Centric IoT - 1st International Summit, IoT360 2014, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319196558
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Summit on Internet of Things - Rome, Italy
Duration: 27 Oct 201428 Oct 2014
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)18678211


ConferenceInternational Summit on Internet of Things
Abbreviated titleIoT360


  • Gateway
  • Healthcare
  • Home care
  • HTML5
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Hospital
  • Web of things
  • WebSocket


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