Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
With the pervasiveness of smart phones and the advance of wireless Body Sensor Networks (BSNs), mobile Healthcare (m-Healthcare), which extends the operation of Healthcare provider into a pervasive environment for better health monitoring, has attracted considerable interest recently. However, the flourish of m-Healthcare still faces many challenges including information security and privacy preservation. In this paper, the authors propose a secure and privacy-preserving opportunistic computing framework, called SPOC, for m-Healthcare emergency. With SPOC, smart phone resources including computing power and energy can be opportunistically gathered to process the computing-intensive Personal Health Information (PHI) during m-Healthcare emergency with minimal privacy disclosure.