Special Issue "The Future Internet of Medical Things"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Matthew Pediaditis
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Guest Editor
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
Interests: AI in healthcare; deep learning for patient monitoring; wearable devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is often declared as the future of healthcare. It is an amalgamation of medical devices and applications that are connected to health information technology systems using state-of-the-art communication technologies.

IoMT consists of smart devices, such as wearables and medical monitors, designed for healthcare purposes to be used on the human body, at home, or in the community as well as in clinical settings. The on-body segment can be divided into consumer health wearables and medical wearables. At home, we find personal emergency response systems, remote patient monitoring, and virtual doctors. In the community are mobility services for health tracking during transit, emergency response intelligence, point-of-care devices, and logistics involving the transport and delivery of healthcare goods and services. Finally, in the clinical domain, IoMT is used for clinical (nursing, smart health monitoring, and more) and administrative functions (asset and personnel management, patient flow management, inventory management, etc.)

Moreover, IoMT includes cloud-based platforms hosting applications that will bring together data from all aforementioned devices that have been obscured from each other throughout the healthcare industry so far. In doing so, IoMT will create useful data to bring healthcare insights and professionals together in order to advance medicine and human health.

The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the most recent innovations in IoMT technologies able to provide secure, unobtrusive, and continuous health monitoring and analytic services.

The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • State-of-the-art IoMT health monitoring and sensing paradigms;
  • Data collection, integration, and interpretation in IoMT;
  • Unobtrusive health monitoring with IoMT;
  • IoMT security solutions regarding sensitive medical data;
  • IoMT network architectures and connectivity;
  • Edge computing in the domain of IoMT;
  • Ultra-low-power IoMT devices;
  • IoMT and Healthcare 4.0.

Dr. Matthew Pediaditis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Research Trend on the Use of IT in Digital Addiction: An Investigation Using a Systematic Literature Review
Future Internet 2020, 12(10), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi12100174 - 18 Oct 2020
Despite the negative role of IT in digital addiction development, IT may have a positive role in dealing with digital addiction. The present study undertakes a systematic literature review to explore the state of play and the trend regarding the use of IT [...] Read more.
Despite the negative role of IT in digital addiction development, IT may have a positive role in dealing with digital addiction. The present study undertakes a systematic literature review to explore the state of play and the trend regarding the use of IT in digital addiction research. Using predefined keywords, the Scopus database was searched for relevant literature published from 2017 to 2020. The initial search found 1655 papers. Six stages of study selection were completed using a set of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study selection and quality assessment process were applied, then 15 papers were selected for further review. The results show that addiction detection using IT is the most researched topic in digital addiction research. The most commonly used IT in the selected studies are AI methods and biosignal recording systems. Various approaches in detection, prevention, and intervention are suggested in the selected studies. The advantages and limitations of each approach are discussed. Based on these results, some future research directions are suggested. Full article
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