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LSPEnv: location-based service provider for environmental data

Published in Journal of Location Based Services. 2008, vol. 2, no. 4, p. 287-302
Abstract Emerging healthcare applications rely on personal mobile devices to monitor patient vital signs and to send it to the hospitals-backend servers for further analysis. However, these personal mobile devices have limited resources that must be used optimally in order to meet the requirements of healthcare applications end-users: healthcare professionals and their patients. This paper reports on a case study of a cardiac telemonitoring application delivered by the so-called MobiHealth system. This system relies on a commercial personal mobile device with multiple (wireless) network interfaces (NI). The study focuses on how the choice of a NI affects the end-to-end application's data delay (extremely important in case of patient's emergency) and the energy consumption of the device (relating to the service sustainability while a patient is mobile). Our results show the trade-off between battery savings and the delay achieved by various NI activation strategies in combination with application-data flow adaptation. For a given mobile device, our study shows a gain of 40-90% in battery savings, traded against the higher delays (therefore applicable mainly in non-emergency cases). The insights of our studies can be used for application-data flow adaptation aiming at battery saving and prolonging device's operation while patients being mobile.
Keywords Mobile device connectivity managementEnergy efficiencyEnd-to-end delayApplication adaptationMobile healthcare
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WAC, Katarzyna, RAGIA, Lemonia. LSPEnv: location-based service provider for environmental data. In: Journal of Location Based Services, 2008, vol. 2, n° 4, p. 287-302. doi: 10.1080/17489720802612710 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55833

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