Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Smartphone-Based Healthcare Monitoring System—PHY Challenges and Behavioral Aspects

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_18,
        author={Nabil Alrajeh and Ezio Biglieri and Boucha\~{n}b Bounabat and Angel Lozano},
        title={A Smartphone-Based Healthcare Monitoring System---PHY Challenges and Behavioral Aspects},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Wireless healthcare Smartphone Emergency communication Cognitive radio Interference alignment Multi-agent reactive decisional systems},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_18}
    }
    
  • Nabil Alrajeh
    Ezio Biglieri
    Bouchaïb Bounabat
    Angel Lozano
    Year: 2012
    A Smartphone-Based Healthcare Monitoring System—PHY Challenges and Behavioral Aspects
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_18
Nabil Alrajeh1,*, Ezio Biglieri,*, Bouchaïb Bounabat2,*, Angel Lozano3,*
  • 1: King Saud University
  • 2: École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et d’Analyse des Systèmes
  • 3: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
*Contact email: nabilksu@yahoo.com, e.biglieri@ieee.org, bouchaib.bounabat@gmail.com, angel.lozano@upf.edu

Abstract

Within the broad theme of wireless healthcare systems, this paper focuses on emergency interventions. Specifically, we address one of the aspects of this problem, namely sensing and transmitting to a health center data regarding an emergency status. No dedicated infrastructure is assumed—rather, the premise is that existing wireless networks be utilized. Our goal is to enable quick and reliable access whenever an emergency arises. For system design, we describe an integrated solution based on the use of wireless/mobile technologies and of smartphones integrated by ad hoc sensors. We examine the possible use of licensed or unlicensed spectrum through two separate techniques: Interweaved Cognitive Radio and a novel version of Interference Alignment, that we call Interference Priority and is tailored to the specific problem of this paper. Validation based on the behavioral aspects of the system is also discussed.