Wearable Computing for Defence Automation: Opportunities and Challenges in 5G Network

Pradip Kumar Sharma, Jisun Park, Jong Hyuk Park, Kyungeun Cho
2020 IEEE Access  
Recently, wearable technologies have evolved in the most unexpected field like a military force outside of healthcare, fitness, lifestyle and similar areas. The growing need for soldiers' coordination, training and health, the increase in asymmetric warfare, suspected geopolitical conflicts and soldiers' modernization programs, among others, are some of the factors that fuel the growth of the military wearables market. Wearable computation plays an important role in improving the capabilities
more » ... the soldier. Further, the 5G network promises a solution to the many network and performance challenges in order to adopt more sophisticated wearable technologies in defense automation. In this paper, we conduct a study to identify the role of wearable computing for the defence automation system. We present the taxonomy of wearable computing in defence automation system and explain the relationship of each attribute. In addition, we identify the raise issues and challenges in communication and cybersecurity when deploying the 5G network in defense automation. Furthermore, we propose the design of the wearable smartwatch architecture as a use case of healthcare transformation in defense automation in the 5G environment. INDEX TERMS Wearable computing, 5G network, security and privacy, edge computing. VOLUME 8, 2020 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2985313 fatcat:zfypq5bjxjflzbvoc2inpzw5gq