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WiMAX for Mobile Healthcare Applications

Prof Robert Istepanian

Presentation from The IET WiMax London 2007: Institute of Physics, London, UK Speaker: Prof Robert Istepanian, Data Communications, Director of Mobile Information and Network Technologies Research Centre (MINT), Kingston University London, UK

26 April 2007  Communications channel

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About the presentation
Mobile healthcare (m-health) can be defined as ‘emerging mobile and network technologies for healthcare’. This new and evolving concept represent an evolutionary step for the advancement of e-health systems from the universal mobility or ‘always connected’ perspective. The recent developments in wireless and mobile network technologies represent an important leap for the introduction of new and innovative health services and personalised disease management systems with the provision of more efficient and cost effective healthcare delivery mechanisms using new and emerging technologies such as 3.5G and WiMAX systems. The objective of this talk is to provide a snap shot of the recent developments in these areas. The talk will focus on the some of the ongoing research challenges from bandwidth demanding telemedical applications and provide some insight of ‘fusion’ research issues in evolving areas such as cross layer design and WLAN connectivity technologies from the m-health perspective.
About the speaker
Professor Robert Istepanian obtained his PhD from the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department Loughborough University, UK in 1994. From 1984 to 1998 he worked in different overseas industrial and academic positions. In 1988 he was a Visiting research Fellow in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University and a postdoc researcher in the same department (1994-96). From 1996 to 2003 he held Senior Lectureships in the Universities of Portsmouth (1996-99) and Brunel University (2000-03). He is currently a Professor of Data Communications in Kingston University and visiting Professor in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, St. George’s University of London.
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