Context-aware QoS provisioning for an M-health service platform

K.E. Wac, C. Delgado Kloos (Editor), D. Larrabeiti (Editor), Aart van Halteren, Richard G.A. Bults, A.M. Lopez (Editor), T.H.F. Broens

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    Abstract

    Inevitably, healthcare goes mobile. Recently developed mobile healthcare (i.e., m-health) services allow healthcare professionals to monitor mobile patient’s vital signs and provide feedback to this patient anywhere at any time. Due to the nature of current supporting mobile service platforms, m-health services are delivered with a best-effort, i.e., there are no guarantees on the delivered Quality of Service (QoS). In this paper, we argue that the use of context information in an m-health service platform improves the delivered QoS. We give a first attempt to merge context information with a QoS-aware mobile service platform in the m-health services domain. We illustrate this with an epilepsy tele-monitoring scenario.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1504/IJIPT.2007.012373
    Pages (from-to)102-108
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational journal of internet protocol technology
    Volume2
    Issue numberWP07-01/2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

    Keywords

    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/506869
    • EWI-9766
    • Context awareness
    • 3G
    • IR-67089
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Telemonitoring
    • m-health
    • METIS-241611
    • QoS-awareness

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