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A Pervasive Tele-health System for continual and low intrusive monitoring using Peer-to-Peer Networks

Le, Hanh, Nina Schiff, Johan du Plessis and Doan Hoang (2009) A Pervasive Tele-health System for continual and low intrusive monitoring using Peer-to-Peer Networks. International Journal Computer Applications in Technology 34:330-334.

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Abstract

There are many people suffering from chronic illnesses, obesity and related diseases such as: high blood pressure, arrhythmia, diabetes, etc. However, with a large number of patients and constant health monitoring requirements, a centralized server will not be able to accommodate such high volumes of data. In this paper, we propose to develop a pervasive electronic healthcare system using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks. We developed a heart monitoring application as our first prototype to demonstrate the concept. The main advantage of the model is scalability and cost efficiency.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:540
Deposited By:Le, Hanh
Deposited On:10 November 2009

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