BodyEdge is a novel architecture well suited for human-centric applications, in the context of the emerging healthcare industry based on the Edge-computing paradigm and supported by a Cloud backend.

It consists of a tiny mobile client module and a performing edge gateway supporting multiradio and multitechnology communication to collect and locally process data coming from different scenarios so to reduce latency and increase responsiveness.

It also exploits the facilities made available from both private and public cloud platforms to guarantee a high flexibility, robustness, and adaptive service level.

The advantages of BodyEdge are in terms of reduced transmitted data volumes, latency, and processing time through a real implementation on different hardware platforms.

Reference paper

P. Pace, G. Aloi, R. Gravina, G. Caliciuri, G. Fortino and A. Liotta, An Edge-Based Architecture to Support Efficient Applications for Healthcare Industry 4.0, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 481-489, Jan. 2019, doi: 10.1109/TII.2018.2843169.