Survey of WBSNs for pre-hospital assistance: trends to maximize the network lifetime and video transmission techniques
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This survey aims to encourage the multidisciplinary communities to join forces for innovation in the mobile health monitoring area. Specifically, multidisciplinary innovations in medical emergency scenarios can have a significant impact on the effectiveness and quality of the procedures and practices in the delivery of medical care. Wireless body sensor networks (WBSNs) are a promising technology capable of improving the existing practices in condition assessment and care delivery for a patient in a medical emergency. This technology can also facilitate the early interventions of a specialist physician during the pre-hospital period. WBSNs make possible these early interventions by establishing remote communication links with video/audio support and by providing medical information such as vital signs, electrocardiograms, etc. in real time. This survey focuses on relevant issues needed to understand how to setup a WBSN for medical emergencies. These issues are: monitoring vital signs and video transmission, energy efficient protocols, scheduling, optimization and energy consumption on a WBSN.
CitationGonzalez, E., Peña, R., Vargas, C., Avila, A., Perez, D. Survey of WBSNs for pre-hospital assistance: trends to maximize the network lifetime and video transmission techniques. "Sensors", 22 Maig 2015, vol. 15, núm. 5, p. 11993-12021.