Daramola, J. O. and Osamor, V. C. and Oluwagbemi, O. O.
A Grid-Based Framework for Pervasive Healthcare using Wireless Sensor Networks: A Case for Developing Nations.
Asian Journal of Information Technology, 7 (6).
The advent of new emerging technologies such as ubiquitous mobile computing, telemedicine, Internet, grid computing, embedded systems and wireless sensor networks (WSN) offers great potentials to radically alter the existing modes of healthcare administration and delivery in developing nations. The phenomenon of 'standalone hospitals' and a healthcare delivery service paradigm that always requires a physical ono-on-one contact between the patient and the medical expert even for cases of simple diagnosis, needs to be radically altered. In this study, we present the design of a national healthcare grid infrastructure, based on a novel integration of wireless sensor networks and wireless grid computing, for the purpose of inter-hospital collaboration and pervasive real-time monitoring of healthcare patients. This holds the promise of improving the nature of healthcare delivery services in developing nations.
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