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Satellite constellations – opportunities for IoT-enabled healthcare

Poyner, I. K. and Sherratt, R. S. ORCID: (2019) Satellite constellations – opportunities for IoT-enabled healthcare. In: Living in the Internet of Things (PETRAS 2019), 1-2 May 2019, London, UK.

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Mobile health (mHealth) services are growing rapidly across the western world. This has been enabled by the near-ubiquity of broadband and mobile communications and relatively inexpensive smartphones acting as both a very powerful processor and a sophisticated communications gateway between body-worn sensors and healthcare providers. However, people living in remote regions or in less-developed countries may not be able to afford or have access to these technologies. IoT devices and long-range, low-power communications offer the potential for affordable community-centred healthcare monitoring services. Reach-back to regional or central healthcare services could be enabled by satellite communications. A survey is presented of ‘New Space’ satellite constellations optimised for IoT traffic, which should result in more affordable prices, thus allowing a wider demographic to join in mHealth benefits.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:82855

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