TitleInternet of things for an age-friendly healthcare.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKonstantinidis, Evdokimos, Bamparopoulos Giorgos, Billis Antonis, and Bamidis Panagiotis
Book TitleStudies in health technology and informatics
KeywordsInternet of Things

In healthcare applications a large cohort of recent implementations utilises IoT-oriented infrastructures (XMPP) as well as smart mobile devices as communication gateways. IoT characteristics such as Ubiquitous Communication/Connectivity, Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence, are all highly related to Active and Healthy Aging environments. This paper presents a new idea, that of IoT enabled devices which are directly connected to the IoT (a glucose meter is used as an example herein), complying with the XMPP messaging protocol and the incorporation of a recently released Controller Application Communication (CAC) framework for distributed, cross-platform communication. A web based exergaming platform and a disease management tool, provide the vehicles for the demonstration of the feasibility and the successful implementation and integration of the aforementioned infrastructure.