An IoT-Aware Architectural Model for Smart Habitats

Angel Ruiz-Zafra, Kawtar Benghazi, Constandinos Mavromoustakis, Manuel Noguera

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Internet of Things (IoT) is a set of massively emerging technologies that aim to make our lives better. One of the most suitable application domains is healthcare and wellbeing, where IoT technologies can enhance living environments (ELE). IoT applications are deployed into an IoT ecosystem, which is supported by a specific architecture. The usual IoT architecture model has three different layers (Acquisition, Network and Application), where all the different IoT elements are organized. This architecture has been designed for general purposes, but the deployment of IoT healthcare applications supported by this architecture model exhibits important drawbacks. In particular, this architecture model does not consider IoT devices coexisting with wearables devices, which hinders the design of smart habitats. In this paper we present an IoT-aware architectural model for smart habitats with special emphasis on healthcare domain. The new architecture adds a fourth layer to the traditional IoT architecture, describing the software artefacts and tips needed to support context-aware habitats through the interaction between wearable computing devices and IoT devices. The main goal of the IoT architecture presented is to enhance living environments for elderly people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 16th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2018
EditorsFrancisco Jose Melero, Francesco Palmieri, Radu-Ioan Ciobanu, Ciprian Dobre
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682951
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2018
Event16th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2018 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 29 Oct 201831 Oct 2018


Conference16th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2018


  • Architecture
  • Context-aware
  • Internet of things
  • IoT
  • Smart habitats
  • Telemonitoring
  • Wearable computing


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