Document Type : Letter to Editor


Department of Computer Engineering, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Dear Editor,

Wireless sensor networks, as an opening up new opportunities in medical science, have a promising future. The emergence of Smart E-Health, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), has facilitated the development of intelligent healthcare [ 1 ].

Further, a wireless sensor network comprises independent sensors distributed at specific intervals, working together to monitor physical or environmental parameters. Each node within the network is equipped with a sensor, microcontroller, radio transmitter, and energy-saving element [ 2 ].

Wearable sensors for patients are often organized into simplified wireless networks due to time limitations [ 3 ]. Gateways and high security, as challenges, are needed. Web-based technologies, such as the semantic web, service-oriented processing, and cloud computing have facilitated global communication within virtual medical organizations. Consequently, an intelligent healthcare system first aims to remotely monitor patients in a safe and secure environment, involving leveraging the Internet of Things as a network of interconnected devices, in which data are transmitted through wireless connections to a central processor in the cloud and then shared accordingly.

Architecture of Interconnected Intelligent Things in the Internet of Things: [ 4 ]

The present letter explores the architecture of interconnected intelligent things within the IoT framework, with a focus on wireless sensor network technology, and specifically examines the security in the IoT’s three-layered structure for intelligent healthcare systems, according to the following sentences:

1. Sensor Layer: Ensuring security in sensors and RFID receivers.

2. Network Layer: Addressing security in network nodes, network infrastructure, and communication protocols.

3. Application Layer: Incorporating environmental monitoring, intelligent information transmission services, and cloud computation.

Further, the collected data from the nodes include the following information:

- Sensor, battery power data, and network and sensor graphs.

- Packets received or destroyed within the networks, neighboring nodes, and routing criteria.

Recommended Secure Architecture:

In the IoT, a secure architecture is recommended to establish robust security, which requires the following steps for each layer in the three-layered architecture:

1. Sensor Layer: Implementing light encoding technology and protecting sensor data.

2. Network Layer: Identity authentication, encoding mechanisms, and telecommunication security.

3. Application Layer: Identity authentication, privacy protection, security management, and secure cloud computation.

Cloud Computation:

This paradigm can combine wireless sensor networks with real-time data sharing and analysis capabilities for passing sensors. Cloud computation can be also employed to meet the high-level security requirements of intelligent healthcare systems. The convergence of robotic services and cloud processes can increase a new field, known as cloud robotics [ 5 ].

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