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Video Distribution Techniques over WiMAX Networks for m-Health Applications

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Article number4
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/01/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
Issue number1
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)24-30
Early online date31/10/11
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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 (QoS) functionality offered by IEEE 802.16/WiMAX technology. The proposed technique is thoroughly investigated using network simulator (NS-2) software under various real-life m-Health scenarios, which include streaming video over medium access control (MAC) layer service connections. It is shown that the technique is fully compatible with the WiMAX standard specification and allows a 9-16% increase of the overall network throughput, which is dependent upon the initial system configuration and the selection of WiMAX user parameters.

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