Wearables, Implants, and Internet of Things: The Technology Needs in the Evolving Landscape

Sandip Ray, Jongsun Park, Swarup Bhunia

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The proliferation of wearable and implantable computing devices in the recent years, and the emergence of the Internet of Things, have ushered in an era of computing characterized by an explosion in growth and diversification of computing platforms. Unfortunately, the traditional research silos in computing science and engineering appear inadequate for enabling and sustaining the requirements of this new computing era. This paper examines some of these key requirements, explains why the current computing abstractions and research silos are insufficient, and identifies several research challenges. The challenges cross-cut several computing disciplines, including programming languages, computer architecture, physical designs, security, algorithms, and analytics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7450639
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1


  • Internet of Things
  • Security
  • analytics
  • authentication
  • connectivity
  • implants
  • privacy
  • ultra low-power
  • wearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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