Teruo Higashino's Recent Research No.2 (Osaka Univ., Japan)

Teruo Higashino

Professor, Osaka University, Japan

Osaka University
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Yamadaoka 1-5, Suita, Osaka 565-0871

(2) Advanced Wireless Communication Technology

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In this project, we consider situations where many persons are simultaneously injured in disaster such as earthquakes and train accidents, and propose an advanced electronic triage system for sensing physical condition of those injured persons and collecting their sensed data in ad-hoc wireless communication. The triage system presents dynamic change of injured persons' location and physical condition on monitors in real time. Our research aims to improve efficiency of rescue operations in disaster using the proposed advanced wireless communication technology.

This research project "Advanced Wireless Communication Technology for Efficient Rescue Operations" is selected as one of Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) type projects of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (From Oct. 2007 to March 2013). Prof. Higashino leads this project as Research Director in the research area of Advanced Integrated Sensing Technologies.

The project was shown on a nationwide broadcast in NHK morning news on Sept. 9, 2009. It was also appeared in more than 10 newspapers including Nikkei and Sankei Newspapers on Sept. 7, 2009.

[Selected publications as the basis of this project]
K. Maeda, A. Uchiyama, T. Umedu, H. Yamaguchi, K. Yasumoto and T. Higashino : "Urban Pedestrian Mobility for Mobile Wireless Network Simulation", Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 153-170, 2009.

S. Fujii, A. Uchiyama, T. Umedu, H. Yamaguchi and T. Higashino : "An Off-line Algorithm to Estimate Trajectories of Mobile Nodes Using Ad-hoc Communication", Proc. of 6th Annual IEEE Int. Conf. on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2008), pp.117-124, 2008.

A. Uchiyama, S. Fujii, K. Maeda, T. Umedu, H. Yamaguchi and T. Higashino : "Ad-hoc Localization in Urban District", Proc. of 26th Annual IEEE Conf. on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2007 Mini-Symp.), CD-ROM, 2007.

K. Ikeda, T. M. Baduge, T. Umedu, H. Yamaguchi and T. Higashino : "A Middleware for Implementation and Evaluation of Application Layer Multicast Protocols in Real Environments", Proc. of 17th Int. Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2007), 2007.

A. Uchiyama, K. Maeda, T. Umedu, H. Yamaguchi and T. Higashino : "Performance Evaluation of Mobile Wireless Communication and Services with Modelling of Real Environment", Int. Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol.2, No. 4, pp.239-249, 2007.

T. Umedu, H. Urabe, J. Tsukamoto, K. Sato and T. Higashino : "A MANET Protocol for Information Gathering from Disaster Victims", Proc. of 4th IEEE Int. Conf. on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOMW'06), pp.442-446, 2006. (Invited Paper)

K. Konishi, K. Maeda, K. Sato, A. Yamasaki, H. Yamaguchi, K. Yasumoto and T. Higashino : "MobiREAL Simulator - Evaluating MANET Applications in Real Environments -", Proc. of13th IEEE Int. Symp. on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2005), pp.499-502, 2005.