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Adaptive Bandwidth Reservation and Scheduling for Efficient Wireless Telemedicine Traffic Transmission

Adaptive Bandwidth Reservation and Scheduling for Efficient Wireless Telemedicine Traffic Transmission,10.1109/TVT.2010.2095472,IEEE Transactions on V

Adaptive Bandwidth Reservation and Scheduling for Efficient Wireless Telemedicine Traffic Transmission  
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Telemedicine traffic carries critical information with regard to a patients' condition; hence, it requires the highest transmission priority compared with all other types of traffic in the cellular network. The need for expedited errorless transmission of multimedia telemedicine traffic calls for a guaranteed bandwidth to telemedicine users. This condition, however, creates a tradeoff between the satisfaction of the very strict quality-of-service (QoS) requirements of telemedicine traffic and the loss of this guaranteed bandwidth in the numerous cases when it is left unused due to the infrequent nature of telemedicine traffic. To resolve this complex problem, in this paper, we propose and combine the following two techniques: 1) an adaptive bandwidth reservation scheme based on road map information and on user mobility and 2) a fair scheduling scheme for telemedicine traffic transmission over wireless cellular networks. URRENTLY, in the cases of motor vehicle accidents, which are the number one cause of violent death in the United States, prehospital teams provide on-scene initial assessment and resuscitation and transmit this information to a physician, mainly through voice communication; therefore, the physician can only make an assessment based on what is described and cannot continuously monitor an injured victim through visual communication (e.g., video) while, at the same time, receiving data of major importance with regard to the vic- tim's vital signs (7), (10). According to the national health care provider of the U.K., i.e., the National Health Service (NHS), 1.3 million emergency calls were received in 2007, more than 25% of which were classified as most urgent. Unfortunately, in the cases of 13% of the calls, the patients' arrival to the hospital was delayed for a variety of reasons, mainly having to do with traffic congestion. It is clear, therefore, that ambulances need to provide the patient with health services that would only have been possible, until recently, when the patient would be admitted to the hospital (33).
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology - IEEE TRANS VEH TECHNOL , vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 632-643, 2011
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