Secure and Reliable IoT for Better Living in Elderly Care
|Solna kommun - STADSLEDNINGSFÖRVALTNING
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 3 812 724
|September 2018 - June 2021
|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 results and effects
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.