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A Survey on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing for Healthcare

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747(05006), Korea
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Electronics 2019, 8(7), 768;
Received: 10 June 2019 / Revised: 28 June 2019 / Accepted: 6 July 2019 / Published: 9 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Computer Science & Engineering)
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The fast development of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology in recent years has supported connections of numerous smart things along with sensors and established seamless data exchange between them, so it leads to a stringy requirement for data analysis and data storage platform such as cloud computing and fog computing. Healthcare is one of the application domains in IoT that draws enormous interest from industry, the research community, and the public sector. The development of IoT and cloud computing is improving patient safety, staff satisfaction, and operational efficiency in the medical industry. This survey is conducted to analyze the latest IoT components, applications, and market trends of IoT in healthcare, as well as study current development in IoT and cloud computing-based healthcare applications since 2015. We also consider how promising technologies such as cloud computing, ambient assisted living, big data, and wearables are being applied in the healthcare industry and discover various IoT, e-health regulations and policies worldwide to determine how they assist the sustainable development of IoT and cloud computing in the healthcare industry. Moreover, an in-depth review of IoT privacy and security issues, including potential threats, attack types, and security setups from a healthcare viewpoint is conducted. Finally, this paper analyzes previous well-known security models to deal with security risks and provides trends, highlighted opportunities, and challenges for the IoT-based healthcare future development. View Full-Text
Keywords: IoT; healthcare; cloud computing; security; privacy; fog computing; communication; networking IoT; healthcare; cloud computing; security; privacy; fog computing; communication; networking

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