Title: Use of IPv6 and Biosensors to Assist People with Heart Problems in Mauritius

Year of Publication: Jun - 2015
Page Numbers: 143-151
Authors: Arassen Ponin, Mohammad Saahir Ally Juggroo, Viksit Beergaunot, Pierre Clarel Catherine
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2015)
- Mauritius


The rapid growth of multi-access devices interconnected via Body Area Networks (also referred as Body Sensor Networks, BSN) has recently played a vital role in the healthcare sector. The different wireless technologies available today facilitate the co-existence of BSNs and mobile healthcare applications. In this paper, we review the use of biosensors to monitor or collect data, such as glucose levels and heart rate. The biosensors are connected to an android device which provides the necessary information to the patient. Moreover Cloud computing technology is also used to connect the biosensors and relay data and information to the medical centre. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been extensively researched on over the last decade and it has gained more attention and traction lately. The fundamental concept of IoT is the ability to use electronic devices that monitor or collect data, connected to a public or private cloud, allowing them to initiate certain events. For this scenario, each biosensor will have its own IPv6 address.