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Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 2017, Article ID 8323646, 10 pages
Research Article

Internet of Things Framework for Home Care Systems

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Intelligent Systems Department, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Rugjer Boshkovikj 16, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Correspondence should be addressed to Biljana Risteska Stojkoska; moc.oohay@aksokjotsanajlib

Received 27 June 2016; Revised 18 January 2017; Accepted 7 February 2017; Published 8 March 2017

Academic Editor: Pierre-Martin Tardif

Copyright © 2017 Biljana Risteska Stojkoska et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The increasing average age of the population in most industrialized countries imposes a necessity for developing advanced and practical services using state-of-the-art technologies, dedicated to personal living spaces. In this paper, we introduce a hierarchical distributed approach for home care systems based on a new paradigm known as Internet of Things (IoT). The proposed generic framework is supported by a three-level data management model composed of dew computing, fog computing, and cloud computing for efficient data flow in IoT based home care systems. We examine the proposed model through a real case scenario of an early fire detection system using a distributed fuzzy logic approach. The obtained results prove that such implementation of dew and fog computing provides high accuracy in fire detection IoT systems, while achieving minimum data latency.