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TitleQoS deployment in wireless e-health and e-emergency : main issues and a case-study
Author(s)Gama, Oscar
Carvalho, Paulo
Afonso, José A.
Mendes, P. M.
Issue date2008
CitationCORCHADO, J. M.; TAPIA, D.; BRAVO, J. ed. lit. – “Symposium of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, 3, Salamanca, 2008”. Advances in Soft Computing, vol. 51, ISSN 1615-3871 ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2008. ISBN 978-3-540-85866-9.
Abstract(s)Due to its critical nature, emergency healthcare (e-emergency) systems should be totally reliable, efficient and support real-time traffic. Therefore eemergency networks must provide proper quality of service (QoS) levels. After assessing the relevance of QoS deployment in different e-health contexts, this paper presents a pragmatic case-study intended to be deployed in a hospital room containing patients with high risk abnormalities, whose vital signals are being monitored by personal wireless body sensor networks. After justifying the unsuitability of ZigBee standard in this e-emergency scenario, the use of Low-Power, Real-Time (LPRT) protocol for wireless sensor networks, is proposed as an adequate candidate for such task. For the present case-study, the protocol is able to fulfill quantitatively the required QoS levels.
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