A Survey on the Roles of Communication Technologies in IoT-Based Personalized Healthcare Applications

Muhammad Mahtab Alam, HASSAN MALIK, Muhidul Islam Khan, Tamas Pardy, Alar Kuusik, Yannick Le Moullec

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The vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to enable systems across the globe to share data using advanced communication technologies. With the recent technological advancements, IoT-based solutions are no longer a challenging vision. IoT will offer numerous and potentially revolutionary benefits to today’s digital world. Future personalized and connected healthcare is one of the promising areas to see the benefits of IoT. This paper surveys emerging healthcare applications, including detailed technical aspects required for the realization of a complete end-to-end solution for each application. The survey explores the key application-specific requirements from the perspective of communication technologies. Furthermore, a detailed exploration from the existing to the emerging technologies and standards that would enable such applications is presented, highlighting the critical consideration of short-range and long-range communications. Finally, the survey highlights important open research challenges and issues specifically related to IoT-based future healthcare systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36611-36631
Number of pages21
JournalIEEE Access
Early online date5 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Internet of Things
  • network communication technologies
  • personalized healthcare
  • wearable sensors
  • standards
  • challenges


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