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TitleWireless sensor networks with QoS for e-health and e-emergency applications
Author(s)Gama, Oscar
Carvalho, Paulo
Afonso, José A.
Mendes, P. M.
Issue dateJul-2008
PublisherINSTICC Press
Abstract(s)Most body sensor networks (BSN) only offer best-effort service delivery, which may compromise the successful operation of emergency healthcare (e-emergency) applications. Due to its real-time nature, e-emergency systems must provide quality of service (QoS) support, in order to provide a pervasive, valuable and fully reliable assistance to patients with risk abnormalities. But what is the real meaning of QoS support within the e-emergency context? What benefits can QoS mechanisms bring to e-emergency systems, and how are they being deployed? In order to answer these questions, this paper firstly discusses the need of QoS in personal wireless healthcare systems, and then presents an overview of such systems with QoS. A case-study requiring QoS support, intended to be deployed in a healthcare unit, is presented, as well as an asynchronous medium access TDMA-based model.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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DEI - Artigos em atas de congressos internacionais
DI/CCTC - Artigos (papers)

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