Edge Computing Smart Healthcare Cooperative Architecture for COVID-19 Medical Facilities



smart healthcare, cooperative systems, edge computing, IoT


Intelligent healthcare systems are a topic of interest in recent approaches due to novel possibilities created from edge hardware and software development. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic displayed the urge to speed up technological systems development to aid medical facilities. In this context, solutions must enhance the experience of both patients and healthcare professionals. Thus, we propose a novel cooperative architecture to improve healthcare facilities involved in pandemic control. On the one hand, this solution helps a faster recognition and link to the patients' data using reality augmentation resources. On the other hand, it helps monitor the conditions of medical professionals working in the facility and exposed to contamination danger.


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Author Biographies

Mateus Coelho Silva, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

Mateus Coelho Silva is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the Federal University of Ouro Preto. His current research interests include Edge AI, Cyber-Physical Systems, IoT, Wearable Devices and Robotics.

Andrea Gomes Campos Bianchi, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

Andrea G. Campos Bianchi is an Associate Professor at the Computing Department at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP). She obtained her Ph.D. in Computational Physics at São Paulo University (USP), Brazil, and acted as a postdoc at Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory in Data Analytics and Visualization Group. She has experience in computer vision and machine learning systems, building tools capable of extracting knowledge of images. Her research interests are image processing and analysis, pattern recognition, machine learning.

Servio Pontes Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

Servio Pontes Ribeiro is currently a Full Professor in the Biology Department at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP). He received his Ph.D. Degree in Ecology from Imperial College at Silwood Park, University of London (1998). He has experience in Ecology and acts on various subjects, including Plant-Insect Interaction and Evolutive Ecology in Forest Canopies, Bioindication of degraded areas, Ecohealth, and Evolutive Ecology of Parasites and Viruses

Jorge Sá Silva, Universidade de Coimbra

Jorge Sa Silva received his PhD in Informatics Engineering in 2001 from the University of Coimbra, where is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra and a Senior Researcher of Laboratory of Communication and Telematics of Centre of Informatics Engineering of University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests are Internet of Things, Network Protocols, Machine to Machine, and Wireless Sensor Networks. He is a senior member of IEEE, and
he is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Ricardo Augusto Rabelo Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

Ricardo A. Rabelo Oliveira received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2008. Nowadays he is an Associate Professor in the Computing Department at the Federal University of Ouro Preto. Has experience in Computer Science, acting on the following subjects: Wavelets, Neural Networks, 5G, VANT, and Wearables.


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How to Cite

Coelho Silva, M., Gomes Campos Bianchi, A., Pontes Ribeiro, S., Sá Silva, J., & Augusto Rabelo Oliveira, R. (2022). Edge Computing Smart Healthcare Cooperative Architecture for COVID-19 Medical Facilities. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 20(10), 2229–2236. Retrieved from https://latamt.ieeer9.org/index.php/transactions/article/view/6843