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Sensors 2017, 17(8), 1703; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17081703

Applications Based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the Field of Home Healthcare

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Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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Received: 22 May 2017 / Revised: 17 July 2017 / Accepted: 18 July 2017 / Published: 25 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor-based E-Healthcare System: Greenness and Security)
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Abstract

This article makes a literature review of applications developed in the health industry which are focused on patient care from home and implement a service-oriented (SOA) design in architecture. Throughout this work, the applicability of the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) in the field of telemedicine and health care in general is evaluated. It also performs an introduction to the concept of SOA and its main features, making a small emphasis on safety aspects. As a central theme, the description of different solutions that can be found in the health industry is developed, especially those whose goal is health care at home; the main component of these solutions are body sensor networks. Finally, an analysis of the literature from the perspectives of functionalities, security implementation and semantic interoperability is made to have a better understanding of what has been done and which are probable research paths to be studied in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: SOA; telemedicine; healthcare; IoT; body sensor networks SOA; telemedicine; healthcare; IoT; body sensor networks
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Avila, K.; Sanmartin, P.; Jabba, D.; Jimeno, M. Applications Based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the Field of Home Healthcare. Sensors 2017, 17, 1703.

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