WiP abstract: A physiology-aware communication architecture for distributed emergency medical CPS

Mohammad Hosseini, Richard R. Berlin, Lui Sha

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Abstract

For emergency medical cyber-physical systems, enhancing the safety and effectiveness of patient care, especially in rural areas, is essential. While the doctor to patient ratio in the United States is 30 to 10,000 in large metropolitan areas, it is only 5 to 10,000 in most rural areas; and the highest death rates are often found in the most rural counties [3]. Use of telecommunication technologies can enhance effectiveness and safety of emergency ambulance transport of patients from rural areas to a regional center hospital. It enables remote monitoring of patients by the physicians at the center hospital and provides vital assistance to the emergency medical technicians (EMT) to associate best treatments. However, the communication along the roads in rural areas can range from 4G to 2G to low speed satellite links, with some parts suffering from communication breakage. This unreliable and limited communication bandwidth together with the produced mass of clinical data and the many information exchanges pose a major challenge in real-time supervision of patients. During this research, we are developing a novel adaptive physiology-aware communication architecture which is aware of the patient condition, the underlying network bandwidth, and the criticality of clinical data in the context of the specific disease to achieve an enhanced remote monitoring. Further, it features reliability, safety, and fault tolerance for cases such as network interruption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 ACM/IEEE 8th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2017 (part of CPS Week)
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349659
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 2017
Event8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2017 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2017Apr 20 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 ACM/IEEE 8th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2017 (part of CPS Week)

Other

Other8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period4/18/174/20/17

Keywords

  • Distributed models
  • Medical CPS
  • Physiology-aware communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Hosseini, M., Berlin, R. R., & Sha, L. (2017). WiP abstract: A physiology-aware communication architecture for distributed emergency medical CPS. In Proceedings - 2017 ACM/IEEE 8th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2017 (part of CPS Week) (Proceedings - 2017 ACM/IEEE 8th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2017 (part of CPS Week)). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3055004.3064841