Ayushman: A secure, usable pervasive health monitoring system

K. Venkatasubramanian, Sandeep Gupta

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Ayushman is a pervasive health monitoring system which has the ability to collect, process, store and display health data in a secure and easy to use manner. Recent years have seen considerable activity in this field. Most of these systems tend to treat health monitoring as an extension to generic sensor networks. and depend on a network of wearable and implanted, medical and ambient sensors (called a body area network) for data collection and transport. We contend that this paradigm is not suitable for medical monitoring given the low reliability of the sensors, and the mission critical nature of medical monitoring. Further, the existing systems mainly focus on patient monitoring and do not consider security at all, and those that do, treat it in an isolated manner. With Ayushman we present a system which addresses both these issues. It integrates sensors and highly capable entities in the back-end to provide robust health monitoring. It also considers security as an integral part of its design. Sensors in Ayushman utilize physiological values based security for securing their communication. Our design approach enables Ayushman to provide health monitoring in a secure and usable manner - a property that traditional systems lack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments, HealthNet'08
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2nd International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments, HealthNet'08 - Breckenridge, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2008Jun 17 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments, HealthNet'08

Other

Other2nd International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments, HealthNet'08
CountryUnited States
CityBreckenridge, CO
Period6/17/086/17/08

Keywords

  • Ayushman
  • Pervasive health monitoring
  • Physiological value based security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Information Management

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    Venkatasubramanian, K., & Gupta, S. (2008). Ayushman: A secure, usable pervasive health monitoring system. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments, HealthNet'08 [12] (Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Health Care and Assisted Living Environments, HealthNet'08). https://doi.org/10.1145/1515747.1515763