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Rural Healthcare IoT Architecture Based on Low-Energy LoRa

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Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
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Technological Centre of Furniture and Wood of the Region of Murcia (CETEM), 30510 Murcia, Spain
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Telecommunication Networks Engineering Group, Technical University of Cartagena, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6200-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Computer Science Department, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
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UICISA:E Research Centre, School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
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CISeD Research Centre in Digital Services, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Mahmoud Elkhodr, Omar Darwish and Belal Alsinglawi
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(14), 7660; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147660
Received: 7 June 2021 / Revised: 14 July 2021 / Accepted: 14 July 2021 / Published: 19 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Technologies in Health Informatics and Management)
Connected health is expected to introduce an improvement in providing healthcare and doctor-patient communication while at the same time reducing cost. Connected health would introduce an even more significant gap between healthcare quality for urban areas with physical proximity and better communication to providers and the portion of rural areas with numerous connectivity issues. We identify these challenges using user scenarios and propose LoRa based architecture for addressing these challenges. We focus on the energy management of battery-powered, affordable IoT devices for long-term operation, providing important information about the care receivers’ well-being. Using an external ultra-low-power timer, we extended the battery life in the order of tens of times, compared to relying on low power modes of the microcontroller. View Full-Text
Keywords: connected health; LoRa; IoT connected health; LoRa; IoT
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Dimitrievski, A.; Filiposka, S.; Melero, F.J.; Zdravevski, E.; Lameski, P.; Pires, I.M.; Garcia, N.M.; Lousado, J.P.; Trajkovik, V. Rural Healthcare IoT Architecture Based on Low-Energy LoRa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7660. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147660

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Dimitrievski A, Filiposka S, Melero FJ, Zdravevski E, Lameski P, Pires IM, Garcia NM, Lousado JP, Trajkovik V. Rural Healthcare IoT Architecture Based on Low-Energy LoRa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(14):7660. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147660

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Dimitrievski, Ace, Sonja Filiposka, Francisco José Melero, Eftim Zdravevski, Petre Lameski, Ivan Miguel Pires, Nuno M. Garcia, José Paulo Lousado, and Vladimir Trajkovik. 2021. "Rural Healthcare IoT Architecture Based on Low-Energy LoRa" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 14: 7660. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147660

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