Ubiquitous emergency medical service system based on wireless biosensors, traffic information, and wireless communication technologies: Development and evaluation

Tan Hsu Tan, Munkhjargal Gochoo, Yung Fu Chen, Jin Jia Hu, John Y. Chiang, Ching Su Chang, Ming Huei Lee, Yung Nian Hsu, Jiin Chyr Hsu

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Abstract

This study presents a new ubiquitous emergency medical service system (UEMS) that consists of a ubiquitous tele-diagnosis interface and a traffic guiding subsystem. The UEMS addresses unresolved issues of emergency medical services by managing the sensor wires for eliminating inconvenience for both patients and paramedics in an ambulance, providing ubiquitous accessibility of patients’ biosignals in remote areas where the ambulance cannot arrive directly, and offering availability of real-time traffic information which can make the ambulance reach the destination within the shortest time. In the proposed system, patient’s biosignals and real-time video, acquired by wireless biosensors and a webcam, can be simultaneously transmitted to an emergency room for pre-hospital treatment via WiMax/3.5 G networks. Performances of WiMax and 3.5 G, in terms of initialization time, data rate, and average end-to-end delay are evaluated and compared. A driver can choose the route of the shortest time among the suggested routes by Google Maps after inspecting the current traffic conditions based on real-time CCTV camera streams and traffic information. The destination address can be inputted vocally for easiness and safety in driving. A series of field test results validates the feasibility of the proposed system for application in real-life scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Article number202
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3.5 G
  • Google Maps
  • Speech recognition
  • Traffic guiding subsystem
  • Ubiquitous emergency medical service
  • WiMax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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