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A Health-IoT Platform Based on the Integration of Intelligent Packaging, Unobtrusive Bio-Sensor and Intelligent Medicine Box
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2014 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, ISSN 1551-3203, Vol. 10, no 4, 2180-2191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In-home healthcare services based on the Internet-of-Things (IoT) have great business potential; however, a comprehensive platform is still missing. In this paper, an intelligent home-based platform, the iHome Health-IoT, is proposed and implemented. In particular, the platform involves 1) an open-platform-based intelligent medicine box (iMedBox) with enhanced connectivity and interchangeability for the integration of devices and services, 2) intelligent pharmaceutical packaging (iMedPack) with communication capability enabled by passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) and actuation capability enabled by functional materials, and 3) flexible and wearable bio-medical sensor device (Bio-Patch) enabled by the state-of-the-art inkjet printing technology and system-on-chip. The proposed platform seamlessly fuses IoT devices (e.g., wearable sensors, intelligent medicine packages, etc.) with in-home healthcare services (e.g., telemedicine) for an improved user experience and service efficiency. The feasibility of the implemented iHome Health-IoT platform has been proven in field trials.

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IEEE , 2014. Vol. 10, no 4, 2180-2191 p.
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Internet-of-Things, Health-IoT, Intelligent Packaging
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Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies Applied Mechanics Signal Processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6460DOI: 10.1109/TII.2014.2307795ISI: 000344995800020Local ID: diva2:833968
Available from: 2015-01-02 Created: 2014-10-20 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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