6th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Poster Abstract: Exploring Cloud Services with Body Area Networks for Medical Care

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.bodynets.2011.247237,
        author={Shan Lin},
        title={Poster Abstract: Exploring Cloud Services with Body Area Networks for Medical Care},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={cloud computing cloud services emergency},
        doi={10.4108/icst.bodynets.2011.247237}
    }
    
  • Shan Lin
    Year: 2012
    Poster Abstract: Exploring Cloud Services with Body Area Networks for Medical Care
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.bodynets.2011.247237
Shan Lin,*
    *Contact email: shan.lin@temple.edu

    Abstract

    Recent studies use mobile phones as data aggregators of body area networks. To better support body network applications, mobile phones can also utilize cloud services. In this paper, we explore the opportunities to design and develop personal health care applications with cloud services. Speci cally, relay service, rendezvous service, speech to text service, and other web services are incorporated into a medical alarm response system that we design and develop on Windows Phone 7. The proposed system architecture consists of three components: a front-end body area network that collects personal health data, a mobile app that aggregates data collected and accesses cloud, and the cloud that provides data processing, storage, and other novel services. Most of the existing alarm systems on mobile phones do not use cloud services. Our case study demonstrates rich functionalities and potentials of integrating cloud services into body area networks.