A reliable transmission protocol for sensors in poorly connected areas over mobile networks

Baishakhi Ray, Swamy Ananthanarayan, Shivakant Mishra

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Abstract

Mobile phones have the potential to make a substantial impact on improving healthcare in developing countries. Given their widespread adoption and the emerging trend for real-time health monitoring via wireless medical sensors, the mobile phone can be used to improve and stem the cost of healthcare. While cellphone subscriber growth has increased considerably in developing countries, penetration is still low and many areas are still poorly connected. This paper describes a reliable communicationmethod for transmitting medical sensor data through the mobilephone network in a poorly connected area subject to frequent network disconnections.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks, PDCN 2010
PublisherACTA Press
Pages285-290
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780889868205
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks 2010 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 16 Feb 201018 Feb 2010
Conference number: 9th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks, PDCN 2010

Conference

ConferenceIASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks 2010
Abbreviated titlePDCN 2010
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period16/02/1018/02/10

Keywords

  • Cell phone computing
  • Health care
  • Poorly connected areas

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