Experiences and lessons learned from making IoT sensing platforms for large-scale deployments

Xenofon Fafoutis, Atis Elsts, Robert Piechocki, Ian Craddock

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This article shares experiences and lessons learned from designing and developing the bespoke IoT (Internet of Things) sensing platforms of SPHERE (a Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment). These IoT platforms, which include a wrist-worn wearable sensor, a room-level environmental sensor, and a dual-radio gateway, constitute integral parts of the SPHERE system that is currently getting deployed in up to 100 houses of volunteers for up to 12 months. This article is focused on sharing several years’ worth of insight and experiences from making IoT sensing platforms for largescale academic deployments, providing information that can accelerate the development and deployment of prototypes, and enable timely research in the space of IoT.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3140-3148
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Access
Early online date25 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health


  • Embedded devices
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensing platforms
  • Sensor deployments
  • Digital Health


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