Towards a Peer-to-Peer Communication Model for Mobile Telecare Services

Akio Sashima, Koichi Kurumatani

Abstract

In this paper, we describe a peer-to-peer communication model for a mobile telecare service. It is proposed to reduce the service management costs of a conventional mobile telecare service based on a server-client communication model. The peer-to-peer mobile telecare service consists of a mobile physiological sensor, two smartphones, and a connection management server. In the service, when a caregiver, e.g., family member, requires to know current physiological statuses of a cared person, e.g., elderly person, the smartphone directly sends the sensing data of the cared person to the caregiver’s smartphone without a central data server. To realize the peer-to-peer communication model in mobile phone’s infrastructure, which includes private networks, we propose a communication protocol based on a NAT-traversal technique and a data compression mechanism for preventing packet loss. We have confirmed that the prototype system works well on the current mobile phone’s infrastructure that consists of 4G (LTE) and private networks.

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Sashima A. and Kurumatani K. (2016). Towards a Peer-to-Peer Communication Model for Mobile Telecare Services . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: SmartMedDev, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 542-549. DOI: 10.5220/0005845205420549


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@conference{smartmeddev16,
author={Akio Sashima and Koichi Kurumatani},
title={Towards a Peer-to-Peer Communication Model for Mobile Telecare Services},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: SmartMedDev, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={542-549},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005845205420549},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: SmartMedDev, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Towards a Peer-to-Peer Communication Model for Mobile Telecare Services
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Sashima A.
AU - Kurumatani K.
PY - 2016
SP - 542
EP - 549
DO - 10.5220/0005845205420549