An Amulet for trustworthy wearable mHealth


Jacob Sorber, Minho Shin, Ronald Peterson, Cory Cornelius, Shrirang Mare, Aarathi Prasad, Zachary Marois, Emma Smithayer, and David Kotz. An Amulet for trustworthy wearable mHealth. Proceedings of the Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile), article 7, 6 pages. ACM, February 2012. doi:10.1145/2162081.2162092. ©Copyright ACM.


Mobile technology has significant potential to help revolutionize personal wellness and the delivery of healthcare. Mobile phones, wearable sensors, and home-based tele-medicine devices can help caregivers and individuals themselves better monitor and manage their health. While the potential benefits of this “mHealth” technology include better health, more effective healthcare, and reduced cost, this technology also poses significant security and privacy challenges. In this paper we propose Amulet, an mHealth architecture that provides strong security and privacy guarantees while remaining easy to use, and outline the research and engineering challenges required to realize the Amulet vision.

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Projects: [amulet]

Keywords: [mhealth] [privacy] [security] [sensors] [wearable]

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