Cluster Computing

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 1295–1306 | Cite as

Robot and cloud-assisted multi-modal healthcare system

  • Yujun Ma
  • Yin Zhang
  • Jiafu Wan
  • Daqiang Zhang
  • Ning PanEmail author


With the rise of the robot and cloud computing technology, human-centric healthcare service attracts widely attention in order to meet the great challenges of traditional healthcare, especially the limited medical resources. This paper presents a healthcare system based on cloud computing and robotics, which consists of wireless body area networks, robot, software system and cloud platform. This system is expected to accurately measure user’s physiological information for analysis and feedback, which is assisted by the robot integrated with various sensors. In order to improve the practicability of multi-media transmission in the healthcare system, this paper proposes a novel scheme to deliver real-time video contents through an improved UDP-based protocol. Finally, the proposed approach is evaluated with experimental study based on a real testbed.


Healthcare system Cloud computing Multi-modal LTE Video transmission 



This work is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61262013), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2014M552045) and the Open Fund of Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Precision Equipment and Manufacturing Technology (PEMT1303).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yujun Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yin Zhang
    • 5
  • Jiafu Wan
    • 3
  • Daqiang Zhang
    • 4
  • Ning Pan
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Computer Network CenterNanyang Institute of TechnologyNanyangChina
  3. 3.School of Mechanical & Automotive EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  4. 4.Mobile Cloud Computing LaboratoryTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  5. 5.School of Information and Safe EngineeringZhongnan University of Economics and LawWuhanChina

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