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Sensors 2017, 17(11), 2650; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17112650

Self-Organizing Peer-To-Peer Middleware for Healthcare Monitoring in Real-Time

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School of Electronics Engineering, College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, 80 Daehakro, Bukgu, Daegu 702-701, Korea
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Center of Self-Organizing Software-Platform, Kyungpook National University, 80 Daehakro, Bukgu, Daegu 702-701, Korea
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Received: 26 September 2017 / Revised: 27 October 2017 / Accepted: 14 November 2017 / Published: 17 November 2017

Abstract

As the number of elderly persons with chronic illnesses increases, a new public infrastructure for their care is becoming increasingly necessary. In particular, technologies that can monitoring bio-signals in real-time have been receiving significant attention. Currently, most healthcare monitoring services are implemented by wireless carrier through centralized servers. These services are vulnerable to data concentration because all data are sent to a remote server. To solve these problems, we propose self-organizing P2P middleware for healthcare monitoring that enables a real-time multi bio-signal streaming without any central server by connecting the caregiver and care recipient. To verify the performance of the proposed middleware, we evaluated the monitoring service matching time based on a monitoring request. We also confirmed that it is possible to provide an effective monitoring service by evaluating the connectivity between Peer-to-Peer and average jitter. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthcare; real-time monitoring; self-organizing; P2P connection healthcare; real-time monitoring; self-organizing; P2P connection
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Kim, H.H.; Jo, H.G.; Kang, S.J. Self-Organizing Peer-To-Peer Middleware for Healthcare Monitoring in Real-Time. Sensors 2017, 17, 2650.

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