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Secure and Reliable IoT for Better Living in Elderly Care

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 812 724
Project duration September 2018 - June 2021
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for the Internet of Things

Purpose and goal

In the SecureCare project the partners have developed standard based solutions which enable secure updates of embedded systems and certificates for the IoT, as well as simplifying the handling of digital access rights for personnel within healthcare and nursing. The city of Solna has been specifying requirements based on concrete demands from the employees of an elderly care home, and has formulated a test case that the other project partners have contributed solutions to, based on their areas of expertise.

Expected effects and result

The project has demonstrated how the security of IoT within healthcare can be improved, and how personnel can be equipped with individual eID:s for use with shared devices, for secure login with health care applications. The demonstrated functionality can be used within healthcare but also for other security critical application areas. By creating standard based solutions, product and service vendor lock-ins can be avoided. Instead the customer is free to combine solutions and products from different vendors which adhere to the standards.

Planned approach and implementation

The city of Solna has been responsible for gathering requirements from an elderly care home. The technical partners have been responsible for putting the requirements, both from the initial project plan and from the elderly care home, into solutions. The individual solutions have been coordinated into a complete system. The development oriented project tasks have been carried out according to plan, but unfortunately the pandemic made the planned elderly care home installation impossible, and it had to be replaced by a test installation.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 26 October 2021

Reference number 2018-01517

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