On the Use of Nomadic Relaying for Emergency Telemedicine Services in Indoor Environments

@inproceedings{Ullah2012OnTU,
  title={On the Use of Nomadic Relaying for Emergency Telemedicine Services in Indoor Environments},
  author={Inam Ullah and Zhong Zheng and Edward Mutafungwa and Jyri H{\"a}m{\"a}l{\"a}inen},
  booktitle={MobiHealth},
  year={2012}
}
The need for high-quality on-the-spot emergency care necessitates access to reliable broadband connectivity for emergency telemedicine services used by paramedics in the field. In a significant proportion of recorded cases, these medical emergencies would tend to occur in indoor locations. However,broadband wireless connectivity may be of low quality due to poor indoor coverage of macro-cellular public mobile networks, or may be unreliable and/or inaccessible in the case of private Wi-Fi… 
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