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Appl. Sci. 2016, 6(12), 418;

BSNCare+: A Robust IoT-Oriented Healthcare System with Non-Repudiation Transactions

Department of Information Management, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien 97401, Taiwan
Academic Editor: Christos Verikoukis
Received: 30 September 2016 / Revised: 28 November 2016 / Accepted: 6 December 2016 / Published: 9 December 2016
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Recently, the rapid advancement in technologies of modern intelligent objects has led to a new network paradigm, called the Internet of Things (IoT), in which every networked and automated object has been connected in a pervasive manner. New types of IoT-based application services are thus presented. In a healthcare oriented environment, the usage of IoT has brought opportunities for assisting physicians (or nurses) to provide on-demand and real-time body-care services to patients with higher accuracy and better efficiency. However, while IoT-oriented techniques deliver such advantages, they may encounter system security vulnerabilities and patient privacy threats not seen in the past. In this paper, we propose a robust IoT-based healthcare system, called BSNCare+, in which body sensor networks (BSNs) are adopted as the underlying communication architecture. In the proposed healthcare system, we exploit lightweight crypto-primitives to construct a secure communication mechanism that does achieve data confidentiality and entity authentication among intelligent body sensors, the mobile gateway and the backend BSN-Care server. In addition, we evaluate the performance of the proposed healthcare system using the Raspberry PI series platform. The results show the practicability and feasibility of BSNCare+. View Full-Text
Keywords: authentication; healthcare; Internet of Things (IoT); privacy; security authentication; healthcare; Internet of Things (IoT); privacy; security

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