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WiMax network infrastructure for telemedicine application in the Colombian Region of the Caucan Pacific
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Telematics
Information
Abstract
This work describes a telemedicine solution based on a wireless network infrastructure fitted for the region of Caucan Pacific in Colombia. The healthcare infrastructure in this zone is scattered in a huge area of rainforest, far from main roads and electrical power supply. In these areas it is quite difficult to install wired systems of telecommunication because of the lack of electricity and roads conditions. The medical assistants continuously face problems due to the isolation and it¿s impossible to maintain a constant exchange of information with their reference doctors and it is difficult for them to reach their reference centers. Thanks to a wireless solution based on WiMax technology some of these problems were solved. With this network infrastructure is possible to connect remote health centers to transmit information with reasonable bandwidth and reliability in order to use basic telemedicine applications such as chat for consulting, VoIp and file transfer. These applications are very useful to avoid long distance displacement and to improve the quality of healthcare centers.
International
Si
Congress
ICWN'09 - The 2009 International Conference on Wireless Networks
960
Place
Las Vegas, USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1-60132-113-9
Start Date
13/07/2009
End Date
16/07/2009
From page
556
To page
561
WiMax network infrastructure for telemedicine application in the Colombian Region of the Caucan Pacific
Participants
  • Autor: Eugenio Gaeta (UPM)
  • Autor: Mario Pansera . (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Jacobo Estrada Paz (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Life Supporting Technologies (Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida)
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica
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