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Cloud-based eHealth Video Encoding System for Real Time Thermographic Streaming: Performance Evaluation

Garcia, M. G. ; Segura-Garcia, J. ; Castell, S. ; Rodrigues, J. R.

Cloud-based eHealth Video Encoding System for Real Time Thermographic Streaming: Performance Evaluation, Proc IEEE Communications Society IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC, Paris, France, Vol. , pp. - , May, 2017.

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Abstract
Recent studies about the use of cloud platforms indicate that more than three-fourths of healthcare institutions apply these technologies in their daily lives. However, in most cases the cloud is based on “Infrastructure as a Service”, instead of developing new applications using the benefits that can bring us this type of technology. For these reasons, this paper shows a private cloud-based system to provide a new application based on thermographic video streaming. In this case, the cloud architecture is divided into three zones. The first zone is where the patient is under medical supervision through body temperature analysis using a global thermal camera. The second zone is the cloud itself, where the video is encoded, but taking into account that the received video must ensure a correct measurement of the temperature. The third zone is the access network, where people or processes receive and analyze these videos. Finally, a performance evaluation using several video codecs and bitrates is done in order to see which one is more accurate and fits better medical requirements. Finally, we conclude that the system works properly, indicating which video codecs are more suitable for each scenario.