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IoT technologies for Augmented Human: A survey

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Original languageEnglish
JournalInternet of Things
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Sep 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Internet of Things (IoT) technology has delivered new enablers for improving human abilities. These enablers promise an enhanced quality of life and professional efficiency; however, the synthesis of IoT and human augmentation technologies has also extended IoT-related challenges far beyond the current scope. These potential challenges associated with IoT-empowered Augmented Human (AH) have so far not been well-investigated. Thus, this article attempts to introduce readers to AH concept as well as summarize notable research challenges raised by such systems, in order to facilitate reader’s further interest in this topic. The article considers emerging IoT applications for human augmentation, devices and design principles, connectivity demands, and security aspects.


  • IoT, Wearables, Augmented Human, Assistive technologies, 5G

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