Novel MEC based approaches for smart hospitals to combat COVID-19 pandemic
|Author:||Ranaweera, Pasika1; Liyanage, Madhusanka1,2; Jurcut, Anca Delia1|
1School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 2 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020111790866
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
|Publish Date:|| 2020-11-17
COVID-19 or Coronavirus has thrilled the entire world population with uncertainty over their survival and well-being. The impact this pathogen has caused over the globe has been profound due to its unique transmission features; that urges for contact-less strategies to interact and treat the infected. The impending 5G mobile technology is immersing the applications that enable the provisioning of medical and healthcare services in a contact-less manner. The edge computing paradigms offer a de-centralized and versatile networking infrastructure capable of adhering to the novel demands of 5G. In this article, we are considering Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) flavour of the edge paradigms for realizing the contact-less approaches that assist the mediation of COVID-19 and the future of healthcare. In order to formulate this ideology, we propose three use cases and discuss their implementation in the MEC context. Further, the requirements for launching these services are provided. Additionally, we validate our proposed approaches through simulations.
IEEE consumer electronics magazine
|Pages:||1 - 12|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This work is party supported by European Union in RESPONSE 5G (Grant No: 789658) and Academy of Finland in 6Genesis (grant no. 318927) projects.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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