Mobile Patient Monitoring: The Mobihealth System


Halteren, Aart van and Bults, Richard and Wac, Katarzyna and Konstantas, Dimitri and Widya, Ing and Dokovski, Nikolay and Koprinkov, George and Jones, Val and Herzog, Rainer (2004) Mobile Patient Monitoring: The Mobihealth System. The Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare, 2 (5). pp. 365-373. ISSN 1479-649X

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Abstract:The forthcoming wide availability of high bandwidth public wireless networks will give rise to new mobile healthcare services. To this end, the MobiHealth project has developed and trialed a highly customisable vital signs monitoring system based on a body area network (BAN) and a mobile-health (m-health) service platform utilising next generation public wireless networks. The developed system allows the incorporation of diverse medical sensors via wireless connections, and the live transmission of the measured vital signs over public wireless networks to healthcare providers. Nine trials with different healthcare scenarios and patient groups in four different European countries have been conducted. These have been performed to test the service and the network infrastructure including its suitability for mobile healthcare applications. Preliminary results have documented the feasibility of using the system, but also demonstrated logistical problems with use of the BANs and the infrastructure for transmitting mobile healthcare data.
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