Toward Ubiquitous Communication Platform for Emergency Medical Care

Kenichi ISHIBASHI  Naoto MORISHIMA  Masayuki KANBARA  Hideki SUNAHARA  Masami IMANISHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B   No.4   pp.1077-1085
Publication Date: 2009/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.1077
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Internet Technology and its Architecture for Ambient Information Systems)
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Keyword: 
emergency medical care,  mobile network,  Mobile IPv6,  network mobility,  

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Summary: 
Interaction between emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and doctors is essential in emergency medical care. Doctors require diverse information related to a patient to provide efficient aid. In 2005, we started the Ikoma119 project and have developed a ubiquitous communication platform for emergency medical care called Mobile ER. Our platform, which is based on wireless internet technology, has such desirable properties as low-cost, location-independent service, and ease of service introduction. We provide an overview of our platform and describe the services that we have developed. We also discuss the remaining issues to realize our platform's actual operation.