An Edge – IoT Framework and Prototype based on Blockchain for Smart Healthcare Applications


  • N. K. Al-Shammari Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • T. H. Syed School of Computing and Information Technology, REVA University, India
  • M. B. Syed School of Computer Science and Engineering, REVA University, India
Volume: 11 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 7326-7331 | August 2021 |


The Internet of Things (IoT) and the integration of medical devices perform hand-to-hand solutions and comfort to their users. With the inclusion of IoT under medical devices a hybrid (IoMT) is formulated. This features integrated computation and processing of data via dedicated servers. The IoMT is supported with an edge server to assure the mobility of data and information. The backdrop of IoT is a networking framework and hence, the security of such devices under IoT and IoMT is at risk. In this article, a framework and prototype for secure healthcare application processing via blockchain are proposed. The proposed technique uses an optimized Crow search algorithm for intrusion detection and tampering of data extraction in IoT environment. The technique is processed under deep convolution neural networks for comparative analysis and coordination of data security elements. The technique has successfully extracted the instruction detection from un-peer source with a source validation of 100 IoT nodes under initial intervals of 25 nodes based on block access time, block creation, and IPFS storage layer extraction. The proposed technique has a recorded performance efficiency of 92.3%, comparable to trivial intrusion detection techniques under Deep Neural Networks (DNN) supported algorithms.


blockchain, intrusion detection, deep neural networking, IoMT, IOT


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N. K. Al-Shammari, T. H. Syed, and M. B. Syed, “An Edge – IoT Framework and Prototype based on Blockchain for Smart Healthcare Applications”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 7326–7331, Aug. 2021.


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