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Video Distribution Techniques Over WiMAX Networks for m-Health Applications

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4 Author(s)
Markarian, G. ; InfoLab21, Lancaster Univ., Lancaster, UK ; Mihaylova, L. ; Tsitserov, D.V. ; Zvikhachevskaya, A.

In this paper, we propose a novel approach for video distribution over IEEE 802.16 networks for mobile Healthcare (m-Health) applications. The technique incorporates resource distribution, scheduling, and content-aware video streaming taking advantage of a flexible quality of service functionality offered by IEEE 802.16/WiMAX technology. The proposed technique is thoroughly investigated using network simulator software under various real-life m-Health scenarios, which include streaming video over medium access control layer service connections. It is shown that the technique is fully compatible with the WiMAX standard specification and allows a 9-16% increase in the overall network throughput, which is dependent upon the initial system configuration and the selection of WiMAX user parameters.

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Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 1 )