A Reliable ICT Solution for Organ Transport Traceability and Incidences Reporting Based on Sensor Networks and Wireless Technologies

Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 151)

Abstract

This paper describes an ICT solution based on an intelligent onboard system which is able to trace theorgans inside a medical vanduring delivery routes to thehospitals, without altering the carriers daily tasks. The intelligent onboard systemis able to ensure the safety of the cargo by means of a sensor networkwho permanently evaluatestheir status.The van understands its environment, including: its location, the temperature and the humidity of the transported organs; and can report incidences instantly via wireless communications to anyone interested. It is a non-intrusive solution which represents a successful experience of using smart environments in a viable way to resolve a real social and healthcare necessity.

Keywords

medical traceability transportation of organs incidence management sensor networks wireless technologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deusto Institute of Technology - DeustoTechUniversity of DeustoBilbaoSpain

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