Title: Enhancing security in real time patient monitoring

Authors: R. Suji Pramila; A. Shajin Nargunam

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil, India

Abstract: In-home patient monitoring is one of the recent technology to monitor patient's body parameters continuously. Wireless body sensor network (WBSN) is designed in patient's home for real-time monitoring. Group of body sensors is fitted to the patient's body to collect the vital signs of the patient. These parameters are stored in a local database and personal computer (PC) is acting as a local database. But Android mobile phone is used as a local database here to avoid the use of a PC. The mobile phone collects these details and transmitted to the hospital through internet for remote analysis. Security and privacy are very important features during the transmission of this confidential information. Here, a variation of cipher-text policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) is used to ensure the security. It supports double encryption technique to enhance the security. Thus, this work provides a secure system for patient's real-time health monitoring.

Keywords: wireless BSNs; body sensor networks; cipher-text policy; attribute-based encryption; CP-ABE; confidential data; real time monitoring; health monitoring; Android; mobile phones; cell phones; network security; patient monitoring; healthcare technology; remote monitoring; cryptography.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2016.078969

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2016 Vol.7 No.3, pp.223 - 236

Received: 15 Nov 2014
Accepted: 23 Feb 2015

Published online: 06 Sep 2016 *

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