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Special Issue "Sensors and IoT in Modern Healthcare Delivery and Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. George Oguntala
Guest Editor
Biomedical Engineering Department of Life Sciences, School of Health Sciences Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences Birmingham City University, West Midland, UK
Interests: Activity Recognition; Digital Health; IoT; Smart Home and Smart City; RFID systems; Applied and Computational Mathematics in Biology
Prof. Dr. Raed A Abd-Alhameed
Guest Editor
Prof. Yim-Fun Hu
Guest Editor
Professor, and Head, Future Ubiquitous Networks Head, Department of Biomedical and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
Interests: Mobile; Wireless and Satellite communication networks; Software-defined Networking; Network Function Virtualization; Mobility Management; Radio Resource Management; 5G Networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the rising numbers of chronic disease incidence and global population density, the demand for cost-effective healthcare is unprecedented. However, with the evolving health conditions, traditional healthcare systems become ineffective to satisfy the continuously growing needs of our developing society. The Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor networks are emerging technologies of multidisciplinary approach and exceptional popularity in healthcare. Sensor networks comprise resource-constrained devices to gather data from the environment, allowing the continuous and real-time collection of an individual’s health information and their related behaviour. The IoT serves as a bridging platform that connects the physical world and cyberspace so that healthcare services and applications are delivered with high efficiency and productivity. The evolving ecosystem of IoT and sensor networks as a technological paradigm in healthcare have revolutionised different aspects of traditional healthcare and ambient assisted living paradigms. The integration of IoT devices with medical applications improves their performance, resulting in high-quality service to patients. IoT and sensor networks are prevalent in connected health or technology-enabled care and its variants, including telehealth, mHealth and eHealth, and thus improve healthcare delivery and diagnostic tools. Nonetheless, further research efforts on IoT systems, sensor networks and architectures for large-scale deployments is imperative to bridge the gaps between cost-effective implementations and seamless service requirements. This Special Issue aims at addressing topics on new contributions to the state-of-the-art in various domains of IoT and sensor networks, ranging from architectural models to specific implementation approaches. Additionally, focus will be given to areas related to data analytics and machine learning and deep learning in modelling and deploying secure and trustworthy energy-aware solutions in IoT. Further, advances and challenges related to deploying sensor and wireless network for IoT-based healthcare solutions are desirable.

Dr. George Oguntala
Prof. Yim-Fun Hu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • technology-enabled care architectures and applications for IoT
  • Internet of Wearable Things
  • sensor networks
  • activity recognition
  • antenna and sensor design for IoT
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • threat modelling and risk assessment in IoT
  • trust and identity management in IoT for healthcare delivery
  • interpretable machine learning and bioinformatics
  • testbed and experimental results for IoT
  • state-of-the-art IoT devices
  • physical, physiological, cognitive and behavioural processes

Published Papers

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