Carenet: An Architecture for Home-based Healthcare Services
2013 (English)In: SNCNW 2013, 2013, 28-31 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Doctor shortage is a universal problem. Technologies can be used to address the issue by extending the healthcare services over the data network to virtually anywhere. In this paper, we propose Carenet architecture to extend healthcare services to the home of a patient in a robust, secure, and cost-effective manner. The prototype architecture is developed using a residential gateway (RG). The RG is built using open source software on Commodity-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware. It uses low-power components with multiple power sources to provide robustness. The healthcare services are offered over a private overlay network. Linux containers are used to provide service isolation on the RG. The data is encrypted at the application level for each service to ensure confidentiality. Resilient communication is realized based on physical redundant links from two Internet connections from different ISPs. The failover time within sub-seconds time frame is achieved using our prototype RG.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 28-31 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136356OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136356DiVA: diva2:675852
9th Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop SNCNW 2013; Lund; 3-4 June 2013
QC 201312052013-12-042013-12-042013-12-05Bibliographically approved