Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Global Health Innovation

Visiting Professor



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author = {Istepanian, RSH and Sungoor, A and Faisal, A and Philip, N},
doi = {10.1049/ic.2011.0036},
title = {Internet of m-health things "m-IoT"},
url = {},
year = {2011}

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AB - Internet of Things (IoT) is a new and evolving concept that provides connectivity to the Internet via sensing devices to achieve intelligent identification and management in a heterogeneous connectivity environment. From the assisted living perspective, this emerging concept will enable new communication connectivity routes between elderly disabled patient and care services through innovative networking architectures in AAL environments. M-health is defined as "mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technologies for health care" [1]. This evolutionary concept provides both mobility and 'always connected' functionalities for different healthcare applications. In this paper we introduce a new amalgamated concept of Internet of m-health Things (m-IoT). m-IoT is a new concept that matches the functionalities of m-health and IoT for a new and innovative future (4G health) applications. In principle m-IoT introduce a new healthcare connectivity paradigm that interconnects IP-based communication technologies such as 6LoWPAN with emerging 4G networks for future Internet based healthcare services. In this paper we will present a general m-IoT architecture based on 6LoWPAN technology for measurement of body temperature as an example for healthcare application.
AU - Istepanian,RSH
AU - Sungoor,A
AU - Faisal,A
AU - Philip,N
DO - 10.1049/ic.2011.0036
PY - 2011///
TI - Internet of m-health things "m-IoT"
UR -
ER -