Internet of Things (IoT) technology has delivered new enablers for improving human abilities. These enablers promise an enhanced quality of life and professional efficiency; however, the synthesis of IoT and human augmentation technologies has also extended IoT-related challenges far beyond the current scope. These potential challenges associated with IoT-empowered Augmented Human (AH) have so far not been well-investigated. Thus, this article attempts to introduce readers to AH concept as well as summarize notable research challenges raised by such systems, in order to facilitate reader's further interest in this topic. The article considers emerging IoT applications for human augmentation, devices and design principles, connectivity demands, and security aspects.
- Pub Date:
- September 2019
- Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture;
- Computer Science - Multiagent Systems;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Signal Processing
- 9 pages, 5 figures