Journal of Computer Science


A. Arun and P. Nirmal Kumar

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2014.1924.1928

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 10, Issue 10

Pages 1924-1928


Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) provides flexible and powerful patient surveillance through wearable devices at anytime and anywhere. This can be achieved by using a Body Sensor Network (BSN), which is deployed on a human body for monitoring the healthcare. The mobile healthcare management with increased feasibility and handiness introduced several noteworthy challenges for the provider, policy makers, patient and hospitals. A significant challenge is to provide round-the-clock healthcare services to those patients who require it via wearable medical devices. In addition to this, the sensors collect the personal medical data where the security and privacy are important components in RPM. As a result, one of the most significant and challenging concern to deal with is how to secure the personal information of the patients and to eliminate their privacy issue. This study presents System on Programmable Chip (SoPC) implementation of Remote Patient Monitoring System (RPM) with Ultra Lightweight algorithms for security issues. Humming Bird 2 (HB-2), PRESENT and HIGHT algorithms were implemented since the wearable medical devices require fewer areas to achieve portability. The comparison results shows that Degree of Confusion of HB-2 is 50.43 which outstand the other, the efficiency of the entire algorithm implemented in SoPC are higher comparing with conventional Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) implementation. The comparison was extended and in Particular, power and area consumption of HB-2 is less than PRESENT and HIGHT algorithm, which is more suitable for RPM devices.


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