Fog Managed Data Model for IoT based Healthcare Systems

Benila S.,
Usha Bhanu N.,


In Internet of things enabled healthcare system, sensors create vast volumes of data that are analyzed in the cloud. Transferring data from the cloud to the application takes a long time. An effective infrastructure can reduce latency and costs by processing data in real-time and close to the user devices. Fog computing can solve this issue by reducing latency by storing, processing, and analyzing patient data at the network edge. Placing the resources at fog layer and scheduling tasks is quite challenging in Fog computing. This paper proposes a Fog Managed Data Model (FMDM) with three layers namely Sensor, Fog and cloud to solve the aforementioned issue. Sensors generate patient data and that are managed and processed by Fog and cloud layers. Tasks are scheduled using a Weighted Fog Priority Job Scheduling algorithm (WFPJS) and fog nodes are allocated based on Priority based Virtual Machine Classification Algorithm (PVCA). The performance of this model is validated with static scheduling techniques with variable patient counts and network configurations. The proposed FMDM with WFPJS reduces response time, total execution cost, network usage, network latency, computational latency and energy consumption.


Cloud, Fog, Healthcare, Internet of things, Scheduling

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Benila S., Usha Bhanu N., "Fog Managed Data Model for IoT based Healthcare Systems," Journal of Internet Technology, vol. 23, no. 2 , pp. 217-226, Mar. 2022.

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