CLAP: Cross-Layer Protocols for pHealth

P. Angelidis (USA)


Rural health, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) ,Personalised Health (pHealth), Adhoc networks, Energy constrained networks


In recent years, personalised health is rapidly gaining momentum as a result of advances in various technological areas, prevailing amongst them the ICT domain. However, the new applications are still mostly a dream for the majority of the world population due to cost and infrastructure constraints. We present here initial findings of a low cost, low power, backbone free pHealth solution, suitable for rural areas of developing countries. This work constitutes the technology core of a wider initiative, CLAP, that we envision as a turnaround approach on the way health and quality of life in these areas of the world are being addressed.

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