Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/5937,
  title    = {Software Architecture and Support for Patient Tracking Systems in Critical Scenarios},
  author    = {Gianluca Cornetta and  Abdellah Touhafi and  David J. Santos and  Jose Manuel Vazquez},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {In this work a new platform for mobile-health systems is
presented. System target application is providing decision support to
rescue corps or military medical personnel in combat areas. Software
architecture relies on a distributed client-server system that manages a
wireless ad-hoc networks hierarchy in which several different types of
client operate. Each client is characterized for different hardware and
software requirements. Lower hierarchy levels rely in a network of
completely custom devices that store clinical information and patient
status and are designed to form an ad-hoc network operating in the
2.4 GHz ISM band and complying with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard
(ZigBee). Medical personnel may interact with such devices, that are
called MICs (Medical Information Carriers), by means of a PDA
(Personal Digital Assistant) or a MDA (Medical Digital Assistant),
and transmit the information stored in their local databases as well as
issue a service request to the upper hierarchy levels by using IEEE
802.11 a/b/g standard (WiFi). The server acts as a repository that
stores both medical evacuation forms and associated events (e.g., a
teleconsulting request). All the actors participating in the diagnostic
or evacuation process may access asynchronously to such repository
and update its content or generate new events. The designed system
pretends to optimise and improve information spreading and flow
among all the system components with the aim of improving both
diagnostic quality and evacuation process.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering},  volume    = {3},
  number    = {3},
  year      = {2009},
  pages     = {520 - 527},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/5937},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=27},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 27, 2009},
}