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C-HealthIER: A Cooperative Health Intelligent Emergency Response System for C-ITS
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Moayad Aloqaily, Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence
  • Haya Elayan, xAnalytics Inc.
  • Mohsen Guizani, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence
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The advancement of wireless connectivity in smart cities will enhance connections between their various key elements. Federated intelligent health monitoring systems inside autonomous vehicles will achieve smart cities' goal of improving the quality of life. This paper proposes a novel cooperative health emergency response system within Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Environment, namely, C-HealthIER. C-HealthIER is a cooperative health intelligent emergency response system that aims to reduce the time of receiving the first emergency treatment for passengers with abnormal health conditions. C-HealthIER continuously monitors passengers' health and conducts cooperative behavior in response to health emergencies by vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure information sharing to find the nearest treatment provider. A conducted simulation that integrates three different tools (Veins, SUMO, and OMNET++) to simulate the proposed system showed that C-HealthIER reduces the total time to receive the emergency treatment by at least 92.5% and the time to receive the first emergency treatment by at least 73.2% compared to the time taken by AutoPilot mode in self-driving cars. C-HealthIER also reduces the travel distance to the first emergency treatment place by 40.9% and thus reduces the travel time by 43.8% compared to receiving the treatment at the same hospital in the AutoPilot mode.

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  • 5G,
  • autonomous vehicles.,
  • Collaborative work,
  • Cooperative intelligent transportation system,
  • Data models,
  • Emergency services,
  • federated learning,
  • health monitoring system,
  • IoT,
  • Monitoring,
  • Smart cities,
  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure,
  • Vehicular ad hoc networks

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Citation Information
M. Aloqaily, H. Elayan and M. Guizani, "C-HealthIER: a cooperative health intelligent emergency response system for C-ITS," in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, doi: 10.1109/TITS.2022.3141018.