An architecture for m-health services: The CONCERTO project solution

Lorenzo Iacobelli, Gianmarco Panza, Esa Piri, Janne Vehkaperä, Matteo Mazzotti, Simone Moretti, S. Cicalò, László Bokor, Norbert Varga, Maria Martini

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    Abstract

    The provisioning of e-health and specifically m-health services requires the usage of advanced and reliable communication techniques to offer acceptable Quality of Experience (QoE) for doctors in the transfer of biomedical data between involved parties (i.e. flawless, or almost flawless, and prompt enough delivery) using wired or wireless access networks. To overcome the restrictions of conventional communication systems and to address the challenges imposed by wireless/mobile multimedia transfer and adaptation for healthcare applications, the CONCERTO project proposes a cross-layer optimized architecture with all the needed critical building blocks integrated for medical media content fusion, delivery and access, even on the move in emergency contexts. This paper describes the proposed reference system architecture, presenting the developed components and mechanisms in a comprehensive way, depicting and clarifying the overall picture and highlighting the impact of the CONCERTO approach in the healthcare domain. The evaluation of the proposed system is carried out both via simulation analysis and, more importantly, via validation involving real medical staff.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages118-122
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-7359-3, 978-1-4673-7358-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event24th European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2015 - Paris, France
    Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 24

    Conference

    Conference24th European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2015
    Abbreviated titleEuCNC 2015
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period29/06/152/07/15

    Keywords

    • cross-layer signalling
    • QoE
    • cross-layer optimization
    • end-user
    • first responder
    • m-health
    • network simulation

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