An Overview of the Quality of Service in Bluetooth Communications in Healthcare

  • Ana Pereira
  • Eliana Pereira
  • Eva Silva
  • Tiago Guimarães
  • Filipe PortelaEmail author
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
  • António Abelha
  • José Machado
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 376)


Currently, the general public requires devices getting faster and great performance, that is, devices ensuring a better quality of service. One way to achieve these goals is through the use of devices supported by the mobile computing with tools to help the search for information. Bluetooth technology is an open standard for wireless communication allowing the transmission of data and information between electronic devices within walking distance, with minimum resource expenditures, safe and rapid transition of data. So, the Bluetooth technology was initially designed to support simple network devices and personal devices such as mobile phones, PDAs and computers, but quickly it were discovered other applications in several areas. In this article, it will be performed a literature review on the topic, with the goal to understand how the Bluetooth technology can benefit increases in the Quality of Service and the presentation of some actual and potential biomedical applications.


Bluetooth Quality of service Piconets Master Slave Heal Biomedical applications Ubiquitous devices 



This work has been supported by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope UID/CEC/00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Pereira
    • 1
  • Eliana Pereira
    • 1
  • Eva Silva
    • 1
  • Tiago Guimarães
    • 1
  • Filipe Portela
    • 2
    Email author
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 2
  • António Abelha
    • 2
  • José Machado
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinhoMinhoPortugal
  2. 2.Algoritmi Research CentreUniversity of MinhoMinhoPortugal

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