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AuthorBelkhouja T.
AuthorDu X.
AuthorMohamed A.
AuthorAl-Ali A.K.
AuthorGuizani M.
Available date2019-10-06T09:38:34Z
Publication Date2018
Publication NameJournal of Sensor and Actuator Networks
ISSN2224-2708
URIhttp://dx.doi.org//10.3390/jsan7020021
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/12073
AbstractHealthcare remote devices are recognized as a promising technology for treating health related issues. Among them are the wireless Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs): These electronic devices are manufactured to treat, monitor, support or replace defected vital organs while being implanted in the human body. Thus, they play a critical role in healing and even saving lives. Current IMDs research trends concentrate on their medical reliability. However, deploying wireless technology in such applications without considering security measures may offer adversaries an easy way to compromise them. With the aim to secure these devices, we explore a new scheme that creates symmetric encryption keys to encrypt the wireless communication portion. We will rely on chaotic systems to obtain a synchronized Pseudo-Random key. The latter will be generated separately in the system in such a way that avoids a wireless key exchange, thus protecting patients from the key theft. Once the key is defined, a simple encryption system that we propose in this paper will be used. We analyze the performance of this system from a cryptographic point of view to ensure that it offers a better safety and protection for patients. 2018 by the authors.
SponsorAcknowledgments: This publication was made possible by NPRP grant #8-408-2-172 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMDPI AG
dc.source Scopus
SubjectChaotic systems
SubjectImplantable Medical Devices
SubjectPseudo-random keys
SubjectSymmetric encryption
SubjectWireless communication
TitleSymmetric encryption relying on chaotic henon system for secure hardware-friendly wireless communication of implantable medical systems
TypeArticle
Issue Number2
Volume Number7


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