Internet of Nano-Things network models and medical applications

Najah Abu Ali, Wesam Aleyadeh, Mervat Abuelkhair

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    13 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has given the opportunity for the optimization and realization of different applications in various areas. The implementation of the Internet of Nano-Things (IoNT) will revolutionize healthcare systems. It will streamline the diagnostic and prognostic processes and aid in the treatment of patients through accurate and localized drug delivery and tumor and disease detection. In this paper, we outline the different network models of IoNT and the architectural requirements for implementation. We highlight the main applications of IoNT and the significant challenges we face in implementing this technology in healthcare. We also discuss the communication and networking aspects of IoNT examining two paradigms; layer-based and non-layer based models including the comprised layers in the layered model. We finally provide a comparison between the two models and discuss the advantages, disadvantages of both.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages211-215
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509003044
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2016
    Event12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016 - Paphos, Cyprus
    Duration: Sep 5 2016Sep 9 2016

    Publication series

    Name2016 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016

    Other

    Other12th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2016
    Country/TerritoryCyprus
    CityPaphos
    Period9/5/169/9/16

    Keywords

    • Healthcare applications
    • Internet of Nano-Things
    • Nanonetworks

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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