A 3G/WiFi-enabled 6LoWPAN-based U-healthcare system for ubiquitous real-time monitoring and data logging

Rohan Tabish, Abdulaziz M. Ghaleb, Rima Hussein, Farid Touati, Adel Ben Mnaouer, Lazhar Khriji, Mohd Fadlee A. Rasid

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Abstract

Ubiquitous healthcare (U-healthcare) systems are expected to offer flexible and resilient high-end technological solutions enabling remote monitoring of patients health status in real-time and provisioning of feedback and remote actions by healthcare providers. In this paper, we present a 6LowPAN based U-healthcare platform that contributes to the realization of the above expectation. The proposed system comprises two sensor nodes sending temperature data and ECG signals to a remote processing unit. These sensors are being assigned an IPv6 address to enable the Internet-of-Things (IoT) functionality. A 6LowPAN-enabled edge router, connected to a PC, is serving as a base station through a serial interface, to collect data from the sensor nodes. Furthermore, a program interfacing through a Serial-Line-Internet-Protocol (SLIP) and running on the PC provides a network interface that receives IPv6 packets from the edge router. The above system is enhanced by having the application save readings from the sensors into a file that can be downloaded by a remote server using a free Cloud service such as UbuntuOne. This enhancement makes the system robust against data loss especially for outdoor healthcare services, where the 3G/4G connectivity may get lost because of signal quality fluctuations. The system provided a proof of concept of successful remote U-healthcare monitoring illustrating the IoT functionality and involving 3G/4G connectivity while being enhanced by a cloud-based backup.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages277-280
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479947997
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Feb 17 2014Feb 20 2014

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Other2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period2/17/142/20/14

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Sensor nodes
Routers
Internet protocols
Monitoring
Sensors
Electrocardiography
Base stations
Interfaces (computer)
Servers
Health
Feedback
Processing
Temperature
Internet of things

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  • Biomedical Engineering

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Tabish, R., Ghaleb, A. M., Hussein, R., Touati, F., Ben Mnaouer, A., Khriji, L., & Rasid, M. F. A. (2014). A 3G/WiFi-enabled 6LoWPAN-based U-healthcare system for ubiquitous real-time monitoring and data logging. In 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014 (pp. 277-280). [6783258] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783258

A 3G/WiFi-enabled 6LoWPAN-based U-healthcare system for ubiquitous real-time monitoring and data logging. / Tabish, Rohan; Ghaleb, Abdulaziz M.; Hussein, Rima; Touati, Farid; Ben Mnaouer, Adel; Khriji, Lazhar; Rasid, Mohd Fadlee A.

2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. p. 277-280 6783258.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tabish, R, Ghaleb, AM, Hussein, R, Touati, F, Ben Mnaouer, A, Khriji, L & Rasid, MFA 2014, A 3G/WiFi-enabled 6LoWPAN-based U-healthcare system for ubiquitous real-time monitoring and data logging. in 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014., 6783258, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 277-280, 2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014, Doha, Qatar, 2/17/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783258
Tabish R, Ghaleb AM, Hussein R, Touati F, Ben Mnaouer A, Khriji L et al. A 3G/WiFi-enabled 6LoWPAN-based U-healthcare system for ubiquitous real-time monitoring and data logging. In 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. p. 277-280. 6783258 https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783258
Tabish, Rohan ; Ghaleb, Abdulaziz M. ; Hussein, Rima ; Touati, Farid ; Ben Mnaouer, Adel ; Khriji, Lazhar ; Rasid, Mohd Fadlee A. / A 3G/WiFi-enabled 6LoWPAN-based U-healthcare system for ubiquitous real-time monitoring and data logging. 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. pp. 277-280
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