Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad Hoc Networks in Healthcare
Low-cost automated health monitoring system sees a high demand with the Presidents’ proposal on health care reform. Legacy health care monitoring systems demand a great amount of resources such as health care personnel and medical equipments. This increases the cost of health care making it unaffordable to the majority of our society. This chapter introduces an architecture and design of a health care automation network. The health care automation network uses a cognitive radio-based infrastructure to monitor real-time patients’ vital signs, collect, and document medical information. The health care automation network can be implemented in hospitals or in senior communities. This network can leverage the existing infrastructure and reduce the cost of implementation. Research challenges in development of cognitive radio health care automation network are also discussed.
KeywordsGlobal Position System Cognitive Radio Access Network Spectral Efficiency Receive Signal Strength Indicator
This research was partially funded by NSF # 0917008 and NSF # 0916180 and partially funded by 2009-92667-NJ-IJ.
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