Consumer Healthcare: current trends in consumer health monitoring

Abstract - The term healthcare has a very wide scope that ranges from lifestyle and wellness right up to care for acute conditions. With the availability of digital accessories for monitoring basic biological functions, the potential for obtaining detailed data on life style, habits and behaviour of an individual exists. Such data can enable diagnosis of the causes for a condition with higher accuracy. In the recent past, a large number of devices have become available in the market, that can monitor various aspects of lifestyle and biological functions. Such data provides a feedback to an individual for compliance with “healthy guidelines” as well as contribute information to the healthcare provider for use in diagnosis, in the event of an ailment. In this paper, we identify the various aspects of care that can benefit from consumer grade health monitoring devices and present the overall landscape in the context of self care. We qualify the term “consumer healthcare”, assigning the context to it and identifying the services available in the context.

DOI: 10.1109/MCE.2017.2743238

Internet of Things Activities of IEEE CE Society Future Directions Team in 2016

Lab-X Internet of Things Symposium in Mumbai

Towards securing discovery services in Internet of Things

Abstract - Adopting adequate mechanisms for security and privacy are critical to the success of Internet of Things (IoT). This paper attempts to provide secure solutions for thing authentication and access control for thing discovery. A prototype, early performance evaluation results and its deployment in a smart home is also described.

DOI - 10.1109/ICCE.2016.7430707

Internet of Things as enabler of digital senses

Abstract - This paper presents a visionary concept on how the IoT could act as a Digital Senses enabling technology. We attempt to fuel some thoughts on how Digital Senses could benefit from uniform metadata exchange, low power communication protocol, automatic management, semantic reasoning and actuation based IoT technologies.

DOI - 10.1109/ICCE.2016.7430570

CE Society Future Directions Bootcamp: The Internet of Things and Connected Car