Towards Proactive Context-Aware Service Selection in the Geographically Distributed Remote Patient Monitoring System

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    Abstract

    In the mobile (M)-health domain, the remote patient monitoring system (RPMS) facilitates continuous collection, transmission and viewing of the patient vital signs data. Furthermore, in case of an emergency it provides context-aware emergency response services (ERSs) such as the doctor, paramedic, ambulance and hospital to the patient. In the existing RPMS, the components responsible for the discovery and selection of ERSs are centralized; and the ERS are selected and invoked reactively; i.e. on the occurrence of an emergency. However, in the distributed RPMS, such reactive approach could take a significant amount of time. If ERSs could be discovered and selected proactively before an emergency occurs, it could save valuable time in dealing with the patient emergency. However, such proactive approach requires more resources as compared to the reactive approach. Herein we present a logical architecture for the distributed RPMS, investigate the issues involved in the proactive context-aware ERSs selection and the simulation methodology to analyze resource utilization and emergency response time tradeoff of the proactive vs. reactive approaches.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication4th International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, 2009. ISWPC 2009.
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-42442-965-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
    Event4th International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, ISWPC 2009 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 11 Feb 200913 Feb 2009
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press

    Conference

    Conference4th International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing, ISWPC 2009
    Abbreviated titleISWPC
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period11/02/0913/02/09

    Keywords

    • IR-68794
    • EWI-16935
    • METIS-264201

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