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Future Internet 2013, 5(3), 317-335; doi:10.3390/fi5030317
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eHealth Service Support in Future IPv6 Vehicular Networks

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Received: 1 March 2013; in revised form: 7 May 2013 / Accepted: 5 June 2013 / Published: 27 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vehicular Communications and Networking)
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Abstract: Recent vehicular networking activities include novel automotive applications, such as public vehicle to vehicle/infrastructure (V2X), large scale deployments, machine-to-machine (M2M) integration scenarios, and more. The platform described in this paper focuses on the integration of eHealth in a V2I setting. This is to allow the use of Internet from a vehicular setting to disseminate health-related information. From an eHealth viewpoint, the use of remote healthcare solutions to record and transmit a patient’s vital signs is a special telemedicine application that helps hospital resident health professionals to optimally prepare the patient’s admittance. From the automotive perspective, this is a typical vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication scenario. This proposal provides an IPv6 vehicular platform, which integrates eHealth devices and allows sending captured health-related data to a personal health record (PHR) application server in the IPv6 Internet. The collected data is viewed remotely by a doctor and supports his diagnostic decision. In particular, our work introduces the integration of vehicular and eHealth testbeds, describes related work and presents a lightweight auto-configuration method based on a DHCPv6 extension to provide IPv6 connectivity with a few numbers of messages.
Keywords: vehicular networks; vehicle-to-infrastructure applications; remote healthcare; eHealth; IPv6; DHCPv6 default route vehicular networks; vehicle-to-infrastructure applications; remote healthcare; eHealth; IPv6; DHCPv6 default route
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Imadali, S.; Karanasiou, A.; Petrescu, A.; Sifniadis, I.; Velidou, E.; Vèque, V.; Angelidis, P. eHealth Service Support in Future IPv6 Vehicular Networks. Future Internet 2013, 5, 317-335.

AMA Style

Imadali S, Karanasiou A, Petrescu A, Sifniadis I, Velidou E, Vèque V, Angelidis P. eHealth Service Support in Future IPv6 Vehicular Networks. Future Internet. 2013; 5(3):317-335.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Imadali, Sofiane; Karanasiou, Athanasia; Petrescu, Alexandru; Sifniadis, Ioannis; Velidou, Eleftheria; Vèque, Véronique; Angelidis, Pantelis. 2013. "eHealth Service Support in Future IPv6 Vehicular Networks." Future Internet 5, no. 3: 317-335.

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