The third Q4Health project plenary meeting forged ahead in Malaga at University of Malaga (UMA) on 12/13 of December, supported by RedZinc and Eurecom team as well as the UMA host team. The Q4HEALTH project is an innovation action focused on the optimization of real time video for emergency services over LTE. The project is implemented as a set of experiments conducted over the FIRE platforms PerformLTE and OpenAirInterface.

At this meeting a number of Q4Health technologies converged and were validated for the experiments. Firstly, new small cells from Nokia were configured and integrated into the Polaris EPC at the FIRE lab in UMA’s Ada Byron Lab in Malaga. Secondly, the new version of RedZinc’s BlueEye wearable video was delivered to the meeting. This version, an integrated printed circuit board version had significant stability improvements over previous versions which relied on breadboarding of components. Thirdly configuration issues with deployment of OpenAirInterface were resolved enabling power measurements to be undertaken.

Achieving this convergence enabled a number of convergence tests to be achieved successfully.

The BlueEye system which is a wearable video system for paramedics was validated on the Polaris EPC with the integrated Nokia small cells. Live video was sent from the paramedic unit to the hospital client over the LTE network in the lab.

As well as using the small LTE footprint in the test lab, public operator 4G SIMs were installed in the BlueEye so that the public LTE could be used. BlueEye wearables video-streaming glasses was taken into the wide area in the vicinity of the hospital in Malaga and video was streamed. This test emulated a paramedic at the scene of an acute incident streaming video to the emulated hospital emergency hot desk via a hospital client in the lab.

In addition, the BlueEye LTE modem was connected to the OpenAirInterface and power measurements were obtained to support measurements of different antenna configurations. The project team were very excited to achieve these measurements and look forward enhancing the Q4Health experiments at the next meeting in end of January 2017.