Networked Healthcare Technology (NetHealth)

Mobile Broadband based Healthcare Management: Opportunities and Challenges

Debopam Acharya
Assistant Professor
Computer Science & Engineering, GIS
NIIT University, Neemrana, Rajasthan

Mobile and Pervasive environments built over wireless infrastructures have introduced new possibilities in the healthcare sector. Third generation wireless technologies implemented simple health monitoring applications involving small amount of data transfer using short messages. Future healthcare systems, specially in the developing world, is likely use the recently introduced fourth generation (4G) mobile broadband technologies to perform round-the-clock mobile health monitoring, remote tests,physician consultations and diagnosis with high resolution image, audio and video transfer and other complex operations in a mobile environment. In this talk, we present architecture for a fourth generation mobile broadband based healthcare system and discuss a test-bed to evaluate its performance.

About the Speaker:

Debopam Acharya is currently an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at NIIT University, Neemrana, Rajasthan. He completed his PhD in Computer Science from University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA in 2006. Prior to joining NIIT University, D. Acharya was an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, USA from 2006 to 2011. He was a Software Engineer at Garmin International Inc., Olathe, Kansas, USA, from 2005 to 2006. Dr. Acharya's research includes development of SAVE - a wireless java based technology to prevent and report road accidents that can save life. Dr. Acharya serves in the editorial board of several international journals and conferences. His current research interests are Mobile, Ubiquitous and Location aware Computing, Mobile Healthcare, Geomedicine and Environmental Monitoring, Wireless Sensor Networks and Social Network Analysis.