A context-aware middleware-level solution towards a ubiquitous healthcare system

Tarik Taleb, Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Dario Bottazzi, Nidal Nasser, Yunfeng Chen

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Recent advances in wireless technology, sensors and portable devices offer interesting opportunities to enable ubiquitous assistance to individuals in need of prompt help. Providing healthcare services to mobile users, such as, patients, elders, or potential drug abusers, is a rather challenging task. Novel middleware-level supports are required to integrate sensor infrastructures capable of detecting changes in the monitored subjects' health conditions and of alerting medical personnel, and the victim's relatives and friends in case of emergency situations. Along this line, the paper envisions a context-aware middleware-level solution dubbed Pervasive Environment for Affective Healthcare (PEACH). PEACH integrates together various sensors in a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) to detect alterations of monitored subjects' affective and physical conditions, aggregate the sensed information, and also detect potentially dangerous situations for the monitored subject. Finally, PEACH aims at providing outdoor assistance to the victim/patient by quickly promoting the formation of ad hoc rescue groups comprising nearby volunteers. Through encouraging results obtained from both simulations and a practical drug-rehabilitation application testbed, the effectiveness of the envisioned PEACH framework is verified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiMob 2009 - 5th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing Networking and Communication
Pages61-66
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing Networking and Communication, WiMob 2009 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2009 Oct 122009 Oct 14

Publication series

NameWiMob 2009 - 5th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing Networking and Communication

Other

Other5th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing Networking and Communication, WiMob 2009
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period09/10/1209/10/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Communication

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