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Building Caring Healthcare Systems in the Internet of Things



Phillip Laplante, Mohamad Kassab, Nancy Laplante, Jeff Voas


The nature of healthcare and the computational and physical technologies and constraints present a number of challenges to systems designers and implementers. In spite of the challenges, there is a significant market for systems and products to support caregivers in their tasks as the number of person needing assistance grows substantially. In this paper we present a structured approach for describing Internet of Things for healthcare systems. We illustrate the approach for three use cases and discuss reevant quality issues that arise, in particular, the need to consider caring as a requirement.
IEEE Systems Journal


Internet of Things, healthcare, security, privacy, safety, caring


Laplante, P. , Kassab, M. , Laplante, N. and Voas, J. (2017), Building Caring Healthcare Systems in the Internet of Things, IEEE Systems Journal, [online],, (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created February 21, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021