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Scoping analysis of leveraging IoT with blockchain for monitoring and ensuring efficacy of vaccine cold chains

Vargis, Binu Kuriakose and Alam, Mohammad Shabbir and Upreti, Kamal and Raut, Ranjana Dinkar and Kumar, Nishant and A. Jalil, Siti Zura (2022) Scoping analysis of leveraging IoT with blockchain for monitoring and ensuring efficacy of vaccine cold chains. In: 6th International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Control Systems, ICICCS 2022, 25 May 2022 - 27 May 2022, Madurai, India.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICICCS53718.2022.9788216


The recent pandemic has brought an unprecedented tangible effect on the adversaries of understanding the importance of Vaccines. Prior to this situation there were scenarios where the drip in Vaccine efficacy has affected the public health sector and even the Government's. Vaccination is the only assertive way of procuring immunization against such deadly pandemics. This study discusses such events which motivated the need of managing and monitoring the vaccine supply chain. The applications of IoT and Blockchain have been depicted and converged in this regard. Blockchain is the apparent solution to manage and monitor the vaccines effectiveness by delivering the same to the public health centers timely. Moreover, the counterfeit vaccines can also be identified. Internet of Things (IoT) has given a significant contribution in terms of fetching the real time readings in many applications. In our study temperature and moisture parameters are collected using Sensors in IoT and then the complete voyage of vaccine cold units will be monitored using Blockchain Transactions till it has been delivered. A framework is proposed on a Ethereum platform and consensus mechanism which will eventually avoid any possible alterations and counterfeiting of the deliverable Vaccine Units ensuring a safe transit which will be accessible and transparent even to the receiving patients, healthcare members along with the Governments body.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:blockchain, cold chain units, consensus, IoT
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:98899
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:08 Feb 2023 17:23
Last Modified:08 Feb 2023 17:23

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