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An Architecture for Smart Health Monitoring System Based on Fog Computing

Jeevan Kharel, Haftu T. Reda, and Soo Y. Shin
Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, South Korea

Abstract—In many countries, especially in under developed and developing countries proper health care service is a major concern. The health centers are far and even the medical personnel are deficient when compared to the requirement of the people. For this reason, health services for people who are unhealthy and need health monitoring on regular basis is like impossible. This makes the health monitoring of healthy people left far more behind. In order for citizens not to be deprived of the primary care it is always desirable to implement some system to solve this issue. The application of Internet of Things (IoT) is wide and has been implemented in various areas like security, intelligent transport system, smart cities, smart factories and health. This paper focuses on the application of IoT in health care system and proposes a novel architecture of making use of an IoT concept under fog computing. The proposed architecture can be used to acknowledge the underlying problem of deficient clinic-centric health system and change it to smart patient- centric health system.
Index Terms—Internet of things, smart health monitoring, LoRaWAN, wireless sensors, body area network, fog computing, gateway

Cite: Jeevan Kharel, Haftu T. Reda, and Soo Y. Shin, "An Architecture for Smart Health Monitoring System Based on Fog Computing," Journal of Communications, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 228-233, 2017. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.12.4.228-233