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High Mobility Multi Modal E-Health Services

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2018-May
ISBN (Print)9781538631805
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: 20 May 201824 May 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period20/05/201824/05/2018

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Abstract

In emergency medical services, the lag time between injury and treatment is one of the most critical parameters with respect to patient survivability. Ambulance services aim to maximize the likelihood of prompt medical treatment to prevent death and/or potential non-reversible damages. The emerging Tactile Internet has a vital role to play on that frontier by allowing next generation of ambulances to be equipped with advanced haptic/tactile devices to allow pre-hospital treatment/diagnosis or even remote surgery while en route. In this paper we propose a novel reliable multi-modal e- health high mobility service optimization framework for ambulances utilizing mobile edge clouds to efficiently transport real time patient information to the hospital. The main challenge of the proposed e- health service is to guarantee the heterogeneous QoS requirements of all involved data flows between the ambulance and the medical personnel. To this end, we formulate the service configuration problem as an optimization problem. In addition, a set of low- complexity algorithms are proposed to provide competitive solutions in real-time. A comprehensive set of numerical investigations are presented to characterize the attainable system performance of the proposed schemes.

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