Building a High-Quality Mobile Telemedicine System using Network Striping over Dissimilar Wireless Wide Area Networks

Asfandyar Qureshi, Ali Shoeb, John Guttag
27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Shanghai, China, September 2005

This paper describes an approach to building a high-quality mobile telemedicine system that overcomes the limitations of individual public wireless data networks. Public wireless data channels do not have the capacity to handle the high-bandwidth video needed for applications such as remote evaluation of trauma and stroke patients. Network striping allows us to aggregate multiple physical channels to meet the bandwidth requirements for the video. We have developed flexible network-striping software middleware, and are building a telemedicine system using that middleware. Our approach uses existing communications infrastructure and conventional-off-the-shelf components, making the system easy to deploy.

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Bibtex Entry:

@inproceedings{qureshi2005building,
   author =       "Asfandyar Qureshi and Ali Shoeb and John Guttag",
   title =        "{Building a High-Quality Mobile Telemedicine System using Network Striping over Dissimilar Wireless Wide Area Networks}",
   booktitle =    {27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
   year =         {2005},
   month =        {September},
   address =      {Shanghai, China}
}