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Health Monitoring System for Elderly Patients Using Intelligent Task Mapping Mechanism in Closed Loop Healthcare Environment

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Department of Computer Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
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Software Engineering Department, University of Engineering & Technology Mardan, Mardan 23200, Pakistan
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Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Gachon University, Seongnam-Si 461-701, Korea
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Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 357; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020357
Received: 7 January 2021 / Revised: 8 February 2021 / Accepted: 10 February 2021 / Published: 22 February 2021
The ageing population’s problems directly impact countries’ socio-economic structure, as more resources are required to monitor the aged population’s health. The growth in human life expectancy is increasing due to medical technologies and nutritional science innovations. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the connectivity of physical objects called things to the Internet. IoT has a wide range of health monitoring applications based on biomedical sensing devices to monitor health conditions. This paper proposes elderly patients’ health monitoring architecture based on an intelligent task mapping approach for a closed-loop IoT healthcare environment. As a case study, a health monitoring system was developed based on the proposed architecture for elderly patients’ health monitoring in the home, ambulance, and hospital environment. The system detects and notifies deteriorating conditions to the authorities based on biomedical sensors for faster interventions. Wearable biomedical sensors are used for monitoring body temperature, heart rate, blood glucose level, and patient body position. Threshold and machine learning-based approaches were used to detect anomalies in the health sensing data. The proposed architecture’s performance analysis is evaluated in terms of round trip time, reliability, task drop rate, and latency performance metrics. Performance results show that the proposed architecture of the elderly patient health monitoring can provide reliable solutions for critical tasks in IoT environments. View Full-Text
Keywords: health monitoring; intelligent task mapping; elderly patients; internet of health care things; patient activities monitoring health monitoring; intelligent task mapping; elderly patients; internet of health care things; patient activities monitoring
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Imran; Iqbal, N.; Ahmad, S.; Kim, D.H. Health Monitoring System for Elderly Patients Using Intelligent Task Mapping Mechanism in Closed Loop Healthcare Environment. Symmetry 2021, 13, 357. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020357

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Imran, Iqbal N, Ahmad S, Kim DH. Health Monitoring System for Elderly Patients Using Intelligent Task Mapping Mechanism in Closed Loop Healthcare Environment. Symmetry. 2021; 13(2):357. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020357

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Imran, Naeem Iqbal, Shabir Ahmad, and Do H. Kim 2021. "Health Monitoring System for Elderly Patients Using Intelligent Task Mapping Mechanism in Closed Loop Healthcare Environment" Symmetry 13, no. 2: 357. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020357

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