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Special Issue "Empowering eHealth with Smart Internet of Things (IoT) Medical Devices"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2018).
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Hamad bin Khalifa University
Interests: CMOS image sensors; mixed analog-digital IC; circuits and systems for signal image sensors and microsystems
Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Qatar University, P. O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
Interests: custom computing using field programmable gate array; digital image and signal processing; embedded systems; H/S codesign
The use of IoT with medical devices within a connected health environment promotes the quick flow of information and enables easy access to it. In such an environment, the patient’s vital parameters are transmitted by medical devices onto secure cloud based platforms where they are stored, aggregated and analyzed. IoT helps to store data for millions of patients and perform analysis in real-time, promoting an evidence-based medicine system.
This Special Issue will focus on pioneering future directions and innovation in smart wearable embedded solutions and IoT with applications in connected health, biomedical signal processing and smart environments. More specifically, it aims to emphasize the challenges for medical devices caused by the IoT, highlight the main research gaps in the area of connected health and smart wearable devices and respond to the following questions: What recent advances have been made in intelligent real-time health data collection? What important advances have been made to empower eHealth with novel IoT devices? Has data interpretation and fusion improved significantly in recent years? How did we improve the security and reliability of medical data communication? How has IoT technology been used to make the eHealth environment smarter? How will recent progress in smart biosensors improve future eHealth? How is Cloud Computing power improving our capacity to manage patients and diseases whilst delivering innovative eHealth services?
These important questions are among others raised in this Special Issue with the aim of provoking a response from the readers. The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Hardware architectures for IoT
- Embedded systems in the healthcare domain
- Energy harvesting for IoT devices
- Battery-efficient IoT devices
- Heterogeneous, reconfigurable, SoC and other IoT-specific architectures for connected health
- Emerging technologies for IoT
- Efficient communication protocols for Healthcare IoT
- Failure detection and recovery for Healthcare IoT
- Self-management for Healthcare IoT
- IoT2IoT healthcare devices communication
- Wellness monitoring through smart medical devices
- Information sharing among IoT devices
- Data privacy and security solutions for IoT Healthcare
- Machine learning and pattern recognition on IoT devices
- Complexity reduction approaches for IoT
- Data fusion on IoT devices
- Big data analytics for IoT-enabled connected health systems
- Multi-agent systems for IoT-distributed computing
- Management algorithms for m-health solutions
- Emergency management in an IoT context
- IoT for medical and healthcare applications
- Applications of IoT medical devices
Prof. Dr. Nazim Agoulmine
Prof. Dr. Abbes Amira
Prof. Dr. Amine Bermak
Assoc. Prof. Faycal Bensaali
Dr. George Dimitrakopoulos
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- embedded architecture
- interference mitigation
- energy efficient and harvesting
- reliable communications
- medical data mining
- security, privacy preservation
- IoT cloud convergence