Towards improving reliability of computational RFID based smart healthcare monitoring systems

Farzana Rahman, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

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Abstract

Advances in networking and small sensors (motes, RFID tags, etc) have made it possible to monitor and provide medical assistance to people in need at their homes. Recently, WISP tags, one advanced technology of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, have been used to monitor indoor activity, vital signs, sleep quality, and health status remotely. These types of systems take collaborative decision based on the data collected from all the WISP tags of the system. Any missing tag data within the environment may introduce critical error in the system's decision and this eventually may jeopardize system's decision reliability. In order to maintain system's reliability, a monitoring protocol needs to be executed frequently and it should be made efficient in terms of execution time. This paper studies the problem of monitoring a large set of WISP tags and identifying the missing ones. In this paper, based on probabilistic methods, we propose a monitoring protocol for WISP based Smart Healthcare Monitoring Systems. The goal of this protocol is to improve the security and reliability of a smart healthcare monitoring system by detecting missing tags and reporting back only the data of the existing tags.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInclusive Society
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing in the Community, and Care at Home - 11th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2013, Proceedings
Pages211-217
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2013 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jun 19 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7910 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2013
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/19/136/21/13

Keywords

  • Accuracy
  • Reliability
  • RFID
  • Security
  • WISP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Rahman, F., & Ahamed, S. I. (2013). Towards improving reliability of computational RFID based smart healthcare monitoring systems. In Inclusive Society: Health and Wellbeing in the Community, and Care at Home - 11th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2013, Proceedings (pp. 211-217). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7910 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39470-6-26