Toward ubiquitous communication platform for emergency medical care

Kenichi Ishibashi, Naoto Morishima, Masayuki Kanbara, Hideki Sunahara, Masami Imanishi

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Interaction between emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and doctors is essential in emergency medical care. Doctors require diverse information related to a patient to provide efficient aid. In 2005, we started the Ikoma119 project and have developed a ubiquitous communication platform for emergency medical care called Mobile ER. Our platform, which is based on wireless internet technology, has such desirable properties as low-cost, location-independent service, and ease of service introduction. We provide an overview of our platform and describe the services that we have developed. We also discuss the remaining issues to realize our platform's actual operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077-1085
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr


  • Emergency medical care
  • Mobile IPv6
  • Mobile network
  • Network mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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