NarrowBand-IoT Performance Analysis for Healthcare Applications

HASSAN MALIK, Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Yannick Le Moullec, Alar Kuusik

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In future remote healthcare monitoring system, it is necessary to constantly monitor the patients physiological parameters. For example, a pregnant woman parameters such as blood pressure and heart rate of the woman and heart rate and movements of fetal to control their health condition. To support the high-intensity and short-lived demands of these emerging applications, Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a promising technology that provides long-range communications at a low data rate for sensors with reduced device processing complexity and long battery lifetime. This paper aims to investigate the realistic performance of NB-IoT in terms of effective throughput, patient served per cell and latency in healthcare monitoring system with both in-band and stand-alone deployment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077–1083
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Early online date24 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 May 201811 May 2018


  • Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT)
  • Healthcare monitoring
  • Throughput
  • Latency
  • Device capacity
  • System-level analysis


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