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Design of a terminal solution for integration of in-home health care devices and services towards the Internet-of-Things
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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2015 (English)In: Enterprise Information Systems, ISSN 1751-7575, Vol. 9, no 1, 86-116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In-home health care services based on the Internet-of-Things are promising to resolve the challenges caused by the ageing of population. But the existing research is rather scattered and shows lack of interoperability. In this article, a business-technology codesign methodology is proposed for cross-boundary integration of in-home health care devices and services. In this framework, three key elements of a solution (business model, device and service integration architecture and information system integration architecture) are organically integrated and aligned. In particular, a cooperative Health-IoT ecosystem is formulated, and information systems of all stakeholders are integrated in a cooperative health cloud as well as extended to patients’ home through the inhome health care station (IHHS). Design principles of the IHHS includes the reuse of 3C platform, certification of the Health Extension, interoperability and extendibility, convenient and trusted software distribution, standardised and secured electrical health care record handling, effective service composition and efficient data fusion. These principles are applied to the design of an IHHS solution called iMedBox. Detailed device and service integration architecture and hardware and software architecture are presented and verified by an implemented prototype. The quantitative performance analysis and field trials have confirmed the feasibility of the proposed design methodology and solution.

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Taylor & Francis , 2015. Vol. 9, no 1, 86-116 p.
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Internet-of-Things, in-home health care station, business-technology co-design, industrial information integration engineering, device and service integration, business ecosystem, intelligent medicine box, enterprise information system
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Telecommunications Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies Applied Mechanics
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6329DOI: 000345072700004Local ID: diva2:833826
Available from: 2015-05-26 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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