Paper Title
COAP based Healthcare Monitoring System

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or things embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. In this paper the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) has been used as a technology enabler to allow applications to interact with physical objects. We are using CoAPthon, an open-source Python-based CoAP library, which aims at improving the development of CoAPenabled IoT healthcare monitoring application. Healthcare monitoring is applicable in various situations when a patient is in the abnormal or critical conditions like in unstable physiological regulatory systems, in the case of overdose of anesthesia, in a life threatening condition when there is an indication of heart attack in a patient. This situation leading to the developing of a risky life threatening condition. To avoid this type of situation we are presenting this paper. The aim of this paper is to send messages during emergency situations especially when a patient is alone at home or while the patient is travelling. This is an efficient way of hospital management system where a doctor sends control signals from his wireless terminal to the patient terminal. In the same way, the patient health condition can be sent to his or her family members in the form of SMS through mobile phones. Keywords - CoAP; IoT; Raspberry Pi; constrained devices;