Mobile Agents for Critical Medical Information Retrieving from the Emergency Scene

  • Abraham Martín-Campillo
  • Ramon Martí
  • Sergi Robles
  • Carles Martínez-García
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00487-2_4

Volume 55 of the book series Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing (AINSC)
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Martín-Campillo A., Martí R., Robles S., Martínez-García C. (2009) Mobile Agents for Critical Medical Information Retrieving from the Emergency Scene. In: Demazeau Y., Pavón J., Corchado J.M., Bajo J. (eds) 7th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS 2009). Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, vol 55. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Lacking medical information about a victim in the aftermath of an emergency makes the early treatment and the efficient allocation of resources difficult. On the other hand, communication infrastructures are normally disrupted in these situations, thus hindering the gathering of the required information. This paper presents a new application of mobile agents for retrieving partial information of medical records upon request from the emergency scene. This solution fits well when mobile ad hoc networks are in use, and it is based on the asynchronous communication provided by mobile agents. By using the proposed system, it is possible to request remote hospitals for critical information about the victims, such as allergies or infectious diseases, thus facilitating more accurate diagnosis and bringing forward decision making. An implementation of the system has been developed, showing its feasibility.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Martín-Campillo
    • 1
  • Ramon Martí
    • 1
  • Sergi Robles
    • 1
  • Carles Martínez-García
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament of Information and Communications EngineeringUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaCerdanyola del VallèsSpain