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Pacemakers with Internet connection, a not-so-distant goal

The University of the designs an efficient to protect the information provided by medical devices connected to the Internet

This is a pacemaker.


Jasone Astorga (Amurrio, Basque Country, 1981) is a telecommunications engineer (UPV/EHU) and an assistant lecturer in the Department of Communications Engineering of the UPV/EHU’s in Bilbao. The design of the Ladon protocol was the basis of the research conducted in her thesis.

Bibliographical References:

, J. C. Astorga, , N. Toledo, M. Higuero (2014). “Securing access to next generation IP-enabled pacemakers and ICDs using Ladon”, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, ISSN: 1876-1364, vol. 6, nº 2, 157-177.

J. Astorga, E. Jacob, N. Toledo, M. Aguado (2014). “Analytical Evaluation of a Time- and Energy-Efficient Security Protocol for IP-enabled Sensors”, Computers and Electrical Engineering, ISSN: 0045-7906, vol. 40, nº 2, 539-550.

J. Astorga, E. Jacob, M. Huarte, M. Higuero (2012). “Ladon: End-to-end Authorization Support for Resource-Deprived Environments”, IET Information Security, ISSN: 1751-8709, vol. 6, nº 2, 93-101.

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