Feasibility and performance evaluation of a 6LoWPAN-enabled platform for ubiquitous healthcare monitoring

dc.contributor.author Touati, Farid
dc.contributor.author Mnaouer, Adel Ben
dc.contributor.author Erdene‐Ochir, Ochirkhand
dc.contributor.author Mehmood, Waiser
dc.contributor.author Hassan, Ammad
dc.contributor.author Gaabab, Brahim
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dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (2016), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1002/wcm.2601. en_US
dc.description.abstract Technology has revolutionized medical practices by enabling more convenient and non-intrusive monitoring of patient's health, leading to next generation ubiquitous healthcare (u-healthcare). The exploitation of the Internet protocol version 6 addressing space along with the miniaturization of electronic devices has fostered providing interoperability and connectivity of wearable sensor devices in wireless body area networks to the Internet of Things. In this paper, we propose to integrate the IPv6 over low power wireless personal area network (6LoWPAN) to the u-healthcare monitoring system architecture. The main objective is to study the feasibility of the 6LoWPAN-enabled platform in real-world scenarios dealing with medical data. The performance evaluation of this platform is carried out initially through simulations using OMNet++ and then supported by an experimental study using sensor motes and a customized micro-computing unit. Performance metrics such as throughput, end-to-end delay, packet error rate, and energy consumption are investigated under acute health conditions, where patient's health information has to be sent continuously and at maximum rate to the care provider. The obtained results show that the proposed 6LoWPAN solution fulfills the main quality of service requirements of u-healthcare applications. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Touati, F., Mnaouer, A. B., Erdene-Ochir, O., Mehmood, W., Hassan, A., & Gaabab, B. (2016). Feasibility and performance evaluation of a 6LoWPAN-enabled platform for ubiquitous healthcare monitoring. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 16(10), 1271–1281. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcm.2601 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 15308669
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wcm.2601
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/169
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Touati, F., Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; Mnaouer, A.B., Canadian University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Erdene-Ochir, O., Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; Mehmood, W., Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; Hassan, A., Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; Gaabab, B., MACS Laboratory, National Engineering School of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
dc.relation.ispartofseries Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing;Vol. 16, no. 10
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dc.subject Communication channels (information theory) en_US
dc.subject Digital devices en_US
dc.subject Energy utilization en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject Internet protocols en_US
dc.subject Low power electronics en_US
dc.subject Networks (circuits) en_US
dc.subject Personal communication systems en_US
dc.subject Quality of service en_US
dc.subject Sensor nodes en_US
dc.subject Wearable sensors en_US
dc.subject Wireless local area networks (WLAN) en_US
dc.title Feasibility and performance evaluation of a 6LoWPAN-enabled platform for ubiquitous healthcare monitoring en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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