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International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence

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International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence (2 papers in press)

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  •   Free full-text access Open AccessArchitecture and Framework for Data Acquisition in Cloud Robotics
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    by Yutaka Watanobe, Yuichi Yaguchi, Keita Nakamura, Toshimune Miyaji, Ryuhei Yamada, Keitaro Naruse 
    Abstract: This study explores a data acquisition architecture and framework in cloud robotics. In cloud robotics environments, software components play important roles by acquiring data from heterogeneous devices and then performing context-aware computing with the help of knowledge bases organized by the data. However, there are numerous tasks that must be performed to create such components, and their corresponding database schemas, services, and repositories, and these tasks can be burdensome for developers. In this paper, an architecture and framework for constructing a data acquisition system are presented as a theory and a concrete implementation, respectively. Our proposed architecture enables developers to construct a robot environment with data acquisition functionalities by defining scenarios in an ontology language, as well as by defining objects and services in modern programming languages. The framework is realized in a way that allows it to automatically generate the required software components and their corresponding repositories, which are deployed on the cloud. Case studies showcasing the proposed framework are also presented.
    Keywords: Cloud Robotics; Architecture; Data Acquisition; Robotics Technology Components.

  • Performance Analysis of IOT-WBAN Based Health Monitoring System   Order a copy of this article
    by Sonal , S.R.N. Reddy, Dinesh Kumar 
    Abstract: Demands of smart health monitoring have been made possible in today's life through the integration of various emerging technologies. Integration of IoT (Internet of Things)-WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network) has raised the concept of smart health monitoring to a new step aimed at removing all the existing barriers. This paper introduces the idea of remote smart health monitoring utilizing three-tiered network architecture focused on IoT-WBAN, coupled with the scenario of real-time implementation. The Tier-I encompasses multiple physiological parameters sensing in a network by several sensor nodes (end-devices), together with its timely transmission to the coordinator node. Tier II incorporates the base station concept, and Tier III incorporates cloud connectivity to include remote smart health monitoring and consultancy framework. Developed network sensor nodes have been deployed in remote healthcare centers to measure patients' physiological parameters and the measured parameters can be accessed in primary healthcare centers. The repository of data and remote feedback from specialists sitting in distant areas facilitates global system acceptance. The system also has included user as well as professional authentication which blocks the unauthorized user from accessing any sort of information. Apart from these, different issues are resolved during packet transmission to attain maximum efficiency and secure data communication.
    Keywords: IoT-WBAN based network architecture; Network Deployment; Performance Analysis.