The aim of this review is to investigate barriers and challenges of Wearable Sensors (WS) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions in healthcare. This work specifically focuses on falls and Activity of Daily Life (ADLs) for ageing population and independent living for older adults. The majority of the studies focussed on the system aspects of WS and IoT solutions including advanced sensors, wireless data collection, communication platforms and usability. The current studies are focused on a single use-case/health area using non-scalable and ‘silo’ solutions. Moderate to low usability/ userfriendly approach is reported in most of the current studies. Other issues found were, inaccurate sensors, battery/power issues, restricting the users within the monitoring area/space and lack of interoperability. The advancement of wearable technology and possibilities of using advanced technology to support ageing population is a concept that has been investigated by many studies. We believe, WS and IoT monitoring plays a critical role towards support of a world-wide goal of tackling ageing population and efficient independent living. Consequently, in this study we focus on identifying three main challenges regarding data collection and processing, techniques for risk assessment, usability and acceptability of WS and IoT in wider healthcare settings.
Baig, Mirza Mansoor; Hosseini, Hamid Gholam; Afifi, Shereen; and Mirza, Farhaan, "Current Challenges and Barriers to the Wider Adoption of Wearable Sensor Applications and Internet-of-Things in Health and Well-being" (2019). CONF-IRM 2019 Proceedings. 20.