Research Area:  Internet of Things
Recently, the development of building a smart city has been inclined rapidly with the help of emerging technologies in 5G and internet of things (IoT). In addition with smart city, concepts of smart traffic systems and smart health are also being developed. Combining the above two, smart navigation system for ambulances is being coined. When critical patients are referred by an ambulance, there is a lot of time wastage in facilitation of information and the hospital is completely unaware of the patient’s parameters who is arriving beforehand. Therefore, patient monitor and ambulance tracking system is an efficient system used to carry out a quick thirty-second diagnosis using heartbeat, temperature, breath rate sensors to record vital patient parameters required initially by the doctors to start any treatment and remotely transmit these parameters over wireless medium to the hospital even before the ambulance is deployed. The patient also gets an instant way to request an ambulance on touch of a button without having to call up the hospital and also instantly send a short message service (SMS) to an emergency contact giving both the hospital and contact necessary emergency details a lot earlier. This saves a lot of time, each second of which is important to the patient at life risk. The patient can keep a track of the ambulance’s location, which gives them an idea of its arrival and can also get instant navigation toward the nearest hospital for themselves if need be. The device can be kept with the patient and also installed inside the ambulance. The device enables the use of IoT sensors and android applications for better user interaction and efficient information transmission. The model dictated here is potentially outperformed with easiness and in a better way toward smart healthcare monitoring services.
Author(s) Name:  M. Poongodi, Ashutosh Sharma, Mounir Hamdi, Ma Maode & Naveen Chilamkurti
Journal name:  The Journal of Supercomputing
Publisher name:  Springer
Volume Information:  volume 77, pages12230–12255 (2021)
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11227-021-03765-w