An e-healthcare sensor network load-balancing scheme using SDN-SFC

Ting Mei Li, Chen Chi Liao, Hsin Hung Cho, Wei Che Chien, Chin Feng Lai, Han Chieh Chao

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Abstract

The constant rapid growth and development of modern medical technology has resulted in an ever-growing demand for higher quality health monitoring systems. This is especially true for the development of the Internet of Things: as the Internet of Things becomes more ubiquitous in dally life, so does the possibility of, and demand for, the ability to remotely monitor the health of patients at anytime, anywhere, using a wide variety of biometrie information. Thus e-Healthcare has become a significant trend in the medical field. In addition to monitoring a patient's health remotely, data can also be relayed to doctors or hospitals in real-time, in order to assist in correct medical decision-making. Hospitals have begun to implement this technology, and patients therefore have immediate access to required diagnoses and care. However, the use of a large number of remote medical sensors requires significant bandwidth, especially when relaying real-time information. Hospital networks thus become susceptible to problems arising from network congestion. This study proposes a load-balancing mechanism based on SDN-SFC for the optimization of hospital remote-monitoring network planning, which simultaneously eliminates the need for large amounts of hardware.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 19th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509067046
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 14
Event19th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017 - Dalian, China
Duration: 2017 Oct 122017 Oct 15

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 19th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017
Volume2017-December

Other

Other19th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2017
CountryChina
CityDalian
Period17-10-1217-10-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health(social science)

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