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Deployment of broadband wireless access for E-health in Chinese rural areas

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2 Author(s)
Ying Su ; Inf. Quality Lab., Inst. of Sci. & Tech. Inf., Beijing, China ; Caballero, I.

This paper presents the work to develop low cost movable/mobile community e-health system for rural area. The system is integrated VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) technology with BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) to offer telecommunication and internet access. Ensuring 'connectivity' through this sort of initiatives will prove to be valuable for Rural areas such as three-level medical and health service networks as this connectivity may lead to e-learning, e-health etc. business or service initiatives and ultimately leading towards uplifting of communities by narrowing down the digital divide. The future perspective for the development of rural communications including the applications of e-health care will also be discussed.

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Communication Systems, Networks and Applications (ICCSNA), 2010 Second International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

June 29 2010-July 1 2010