Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Procedia Computer Science

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Abstract

© 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.All rights reserved. Emergency medical oxygen cylinders are commonly used as first aid kits to prevent strokes during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) / asthma attacks. In this paper, we propose a geolocation-aware mobile crowdsourcing solution for the emergency supply of oxygen cylinders to patients suffering from sudden breathing difficulties. The proposed crowdsourcing solution leverages the proliferation of mobile devices to connect requestors of emergency oxygen cylinders with potential suppliers from the crowd during crises. We describe the design process of the system, its technical implementation details, key features. We also discuss some of the encountered challenges and summarize the actions taken to address them.

ISSN

1877-0509

Publisher

Elsevier B.V.

Volume

170

First Page

153

Last Page

160

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Keywords

collaborative systems, crisis management, crowdsourcing, mobile health information systems, Smart healthcare

Scopus ID

85085560154

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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