Brain Inspired Health Monitoring Supported by the Cloud

  • Fernando Luis-FerreiraEmail author
  • Sudeep Ghimire
  • Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 450)


The health status of a person can be assessed by specialized professionals with the help of medical devices. The assessment, in real-time, would be useful as most of the times a person is not in presence of health professionals. But own assessment lacks precision and reaction time that could be risky in critical conditions. The pervasiveness of Internet connections and ubiquity of smart devices makes it possible to overcome that limitation. By using sensing capabilities of portable/wearable devices in conjunction with medical knowledge and clinical history it is possible to monitor a person’s health status in real-time with reaction mechanisms. The objective is to keep track of collected evidence, and relate with existing knowledge for better assessment. This paper proposes a framework, inspired by the brain and physiology, capturing real-time health related information, at a person’s location, submitting that to the cloud for reasoning and decision and triggers advice or request medical assistance.


Cloud Health monitoring Internet of things Brain models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Luis-Ferreira
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Sudeep Ghimire
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCTUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Centre of Technology and Systems, CTS, UNINOVACaparicaPortugal

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