Special Issue on Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) for Ambient Assisted Living

Journal of Medical Devices

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The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is reshaping the dynamics of e-healthcare. It amalgamates a sophisticated computing framework with a myriad of physical equipment, facilitating the convergence of the physical and digital realms. IoMT goes beyond mere connectivity; it establishes a continuous stream of health-related data including vital metrics. The processing of IoMT data, coupled with the challenges posed by massive healthcare data analytics, wireless connection reliability, diverse communication settings, and the intricacies of seamless data streaming, form a complex tapestry that warrants careful consideration.
One of the transformative capabilities of IoMT lies in its potential to enhance the quality of life for aging populations through Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) configurations. AAL serves as a pivotal mechanism for tailoring healthcare services.  In AAL, AI emerges as a critical enabler, converting raw data into actionable knowledge for tailored clinical decision-making. However, there are various implementation hurdles ranging from hardware heterogeneity and protocol disparities to challenges in information retrieval and interpretation. Despite these obstacles, the promise of advancements in healthcare that particularly address the needs of an aging population remains a driving force.

Topic Areas

  • Impact of IoMT connectivity on continuous monitoring and remote patient care in ambient assisted living settings
  • Interoperability for integrating heterogeneous IoMT devices in ambient assisted living environments
  • Big data analytics for extracting actionable insights from IoMT-enabled ambient assisted living data streams
  • Effectiveness of IoMT-based ambient assisted living in improving quality of life for aging populations
  • User-centered design approaches for IoMT-driven ambient assisted living technologies 
  • Integration of wearable technologies with IoMT for real-time health monitoring in ambient assisted living scenarios
  • Impact of IoMT-enabled ambient assisted living on healthcare resource allocation and operational efficiencies
  • Human-computer interaction design principles for user-friendly IoMT interfaces in ambient assisted living environments
  • IoMT-enabled ambient assisted living for early detection and intervention for chronic diseases

Special Issue Publication Dates

Paper submission deadline: August 1, 2024
Initial review completed: October 1, 2024
Publication date: March 2025

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted electronically to the journal through the ASME Journal Tool. If you already have an account, log in as an author and select Submit Paper. If you do not have an account, you can create one here

Once at the Paper Submittal page, select the Journal of Medical Devices and then under the Special Issue field, select Special Issue on Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) for Ambient Assisted Living.

Papers received after the deadline or papers not selected for the Special Issue may be accepted for publication in a regular issue.

Guest Editors

Shadi Mahmoud Faleh AlZu’bi, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (smalzubi@zuj.edu.jo)

Maysam Abbod, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK (maysam.abbod@brunel.ac.uk)

Ashraf Darwish, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt (ashraf.darwish.eg@ieee.org)

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