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Improving Wireless Health Monitoring Using Incentive-Based Router Cooperation
May 2008 (vol. 41 no. 5)
pp. 56-62
Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University
Healthcare providers could use ad hoc networks to supplement the sometimes spotty and unreliable coverage of infrastructure-oriented wireless networks for patient monitoring. A proposed incentive-based approach encourages devices to cooperate as routers, significantly improving message delivery reliability.

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Index Terms:
ad hoc networks, healthcare monitoring, incentive-based routers
Upkar Varshney, "Improving Wireless Health Monitoring Using Incentive-Based Router Cooperation," Computer, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 56-62, May 2008, doi:10.1109/MC.2008.157
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