Addressing the challenges of e-healthcare in future mobile networks

Safdar Nawaz Khan Marwat, Thomas Pötsch, Yasir Zaki, Thushara Weerawardane, Carmelita Görg

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Abstract

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is expected to play a major role within the coming years towards the development of e-healthcare applications. The design of cellular networks, such as Long Term Evolution (LTE), is optimized to serve the data traffic of human-based communication with broadband requirements. E-healthcare traffic has different characteristics such as small packet sizes, narrowband requirements and huge number of devices. The focus of this work is to investigate the impact of e-healthcare traffic on LTE cellular networks. We develop a possible future scenario of electrocardiography (ECG) devices performing remote monitoring of patients with mobility support in our LTE simulation model. Regular LTE traffic is also deployed in the network and the influence of the varying ECG traffic is examined. The simulation results indicate that the e-healthcare related data traffic has a drastic influence on regular LTE traffic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Communication Networking - 19th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 International Workshop, Proceedings
Pages90-99
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event19th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 International Workshop on Advances in Communication Networking, EUNICE 2013 - Chemnitz, Germany
Duration: Aug 28 2013Aug 30 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8115 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other19th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 International Workshop on Advances in Communication Networking, EUNICE 2013
CountryGermany
CityChemnitz
Period8/28/138/30/13

Keywords

  • LTE
  • M2M
  • e-healthcare
  • throughput

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Marwat, S. N. K., Pötsch, T., Zaki, Y., Weerawardane, T., & Görg, C. (2013). Addressing the challenges of e-healthcare in future mobile networks. In Advances in Communication Networking - 19th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 International Workshop, Proceedings (pp. 90-99). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8115 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40552-5_9