Identification Technology mainly illustrates the practicality of HIoT network design. Each of the authorized Medical Sensors used in recording patient’s data must be properly identified to associate and specify the data obtained clearly to a single individual. All of the authorized Sensors are each assigned a special code known as UID (Unique Identifier). All elements, resources, and technologies linked to any healthcare center have their UID which is mostly digital. This secures the integrity of the connection by creating a standard and traceable link for every connection of Sensors and resources. In addition, some other systems of identification codes have been developed. Some of which include:
• The (Open software Foundation) OSF developed UUID: Universally Unique Identifier.
• The DCE (Distributed Computing Environment) developed (GUID): Globally unique Identifier.
The separate identification of the actuators of each Medical sensor is geared towards the optimal functioning of the HIoT system. But, sometimes there is no proper provision for post-upgrade configurational changes updates of sensors. This could be disastrous as when the sensor new label is not uploaded due to post-upgrade changes in its UID and it’s used in recording a patient’s data, the patient could be wrongly diagnosed as the system would process and link the patient’s data to another sensor device with its pre-update UID.
Therefore, Identification Technology in HIoT should be able to:
• Conduct location via the assigned Global Identification number (GUID)
• Uphold and secure HIoT components and resources with state-of-the-art encryption systems
• As directed by the UUID scheme, establish a competent database for efficient discovering of IoT services universally.