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What is Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET)

Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems
It is a self-configuring network of mobile nodes connected by wireless links.
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Challenges, Systems and Applications of Wireless and Mobile Telemedicine
Moshe A. Gadish (University of Guelph, Canada) and Mieso K. Denko (University of Guelph, Canada)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-889-5.ch028
There are many benefits which wireless and mobile telemedicine can provide to healthcare and medical applications. Some of the specific benefits are outlined as follows. First, it can provide rapid responses to critical medical care, regardless of geographical barriers. It can be quickly deployed in disaster recovery areas, where existing communication links may have been disrupted. Second, it can provide flexible and reliable access to expert opinion and advice at the point of care with insignificant delay, and with improved management of medical resources. Third, it can allow patients to remain in their communities and receive medical services. This significantly reduces the costs of healthcare through improved healthcare management systems and reduced travel expenses. Fourth, it can provide interactive medical consultation and communication of medical records, image and video data in mobility scenarios, and with global coverage and connectivity, and fifth, it can support the empowerment and management of medical expertise in rural and underserved areas through the use of wireless infrastructureless networking technologies.
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