A Novel Authentication Framework Based on Biometric and Radio Fingerprinting for the IoT in eHealth


Patient monitoring outside the hospital environment is one case for Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare. While remote patient monitoring may improve healthcare, patient authentication is a challenge in this scenario. Authentication mechanisms that require the user to present credentials only initially do not verify the claimed identity of the patient after the initial authentication. We propose a novel authentication framework based on biometric modalities and wireless device radio fingerprinting. The framework is capable of verifying that the monitored data belongs to the correct patient during the entire session, it also ensures the integrity and trust of the received data. We analyse our framework in view of some is-sues for the IoT in eHealth such as context and location awareness, resource constraints, and dynamic environment.