Mobile Agents for Critical Medical Information Retrieving from the Emergency Scene
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.
KeywordsMobile Device Mobile Agent Medical Personnel Wireless Mesh Network Medical Network
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