Wireless Sensor Networks with QoS for e-Health and e-Emergency Applications

Óscar Gama, Paulo Carvalho, J. A. Afonso, P. M. Mendes

Abstract

Most body sensor networks (BSN) only offer best-effort service delivery, which may compromise the successful operation of emergency health-care (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.

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Gama Ó., Carvalho P., A. Afonso J. and M. Mendes P. (2008). Wireless Sensor Networks with QoS for e-Health and e-Emergency Applications . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on e-Health Services and Technologies - Volume 1: EHST, (ICSOFT 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-56-2, pages 60-69. DOI: 10.5220/0001899500600069


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ehst08,
author={Óscar Gama and Paulo Carvalho and J. A. Afonso and P. M. Mendes},
title={Wireless Sensor Networks with QoS for e-Health and e-Emergency Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on e-Health Services and Technologies - Volume 1: EHST, (ICSOFT 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={60-69},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001899500600069},
isbn={978-989-8111-56-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on e-Health Services and Technologies - Volume 1: EHST, (ICSOFT 2008)
TI - Wireless Sensor Networks with QoS for e-Health and e-Emergency Applications
SN - 978-989-8111-56-2
AU - Gama Ó.
AU - Carvalho P.
AU - A. Afonso J.
AU - M. Mendes P.
PY - 2008
SP - 60
EP - 69
DO - 10.5220/0001899500600069