Towards an architecture for mobile healthcare

Paul Dillon, Taieb Znati

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The growing costs of healthcare necessitate innovate means of healthcare delivery. We propose the concept of the tetherless patient, an augmentation of current healthcare delivery for a large and potentially growing class of conditions and diseases that allows continuous monitoring of patients beyond the confines of traditional points of care. To address the multifaceted challenges of supporting this paradigm, this paper focuses on a context-aware, mobile architecture that considers the entire path from sensor to clinician. It presents a formal mathematical model of the architecture, discusses our experience implementing it on a set of Android smartphones, and demonstrates feasibility in supporting context-aware applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2012
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2012 - Clearwater, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2012Oct 25 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN


Conference37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityClearwater, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture


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