Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 3457–3470 | Cite as

Multi-layer security of medical data through watermarking and chaotic encryption for tele-health applications

  • Sriti Thakur
  • Amit Kumar SinghEmail author
  • Satya Prakash Ghrera
  • Mohamed Elhoseny


In this paper, we present a robust and secure watermarking approach using transform domain techniques for tele-health applications. The patient report/identity is embedding into the host medical image for the purpose of authentication, annotation and identification. For better confidentiality, we apply the chaos based encryption algorithm on watermarked image in a less complex manner. Experimental results clearly indicated that the proposed technique is highly robust and sufficient secure for various forms of attacks without any significant distortions between watermarked and cover image. Further, the performance evaluation of our method is found better to existing state-of-the-art watermarking techniques under consideration. Furthermore, quality analysis of the watermarked image is estimated by subjective measure which is beneficial in quality driven healthcare industry.


DWT DCT SVD Chaos Robustness 



The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for helpful and constructive comments that greatly contributed to improving this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sriti Thakur
    • 1
  • Amit Kumar Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Satya Prakash Ghrera
    • 1
  • Mohamed Elhoseny
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CSEJUITSolanIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer and InformationMansoura UniversityEl MansûraEgypt

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