Mobile patient monitoring: The MobiHealth system


Wac, K. and Bults, R. and Beijnum, B. van and Widya, I. and Jones, V. and Konstantas, D. and Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. and Hermens, H. (2009) Mobile patient monitoring: The MobiHealth system. In: 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009, 3-6 September 2009, Minneapolis, MN, USA (pp. 1238 -1241).

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Abstract:The emergence of high bandwidth public wireless networks and miniaturized personal mobile devices give rise to new mobile healthcare services. To this end, the MobiHealth system provides highly customizable vital signs tele-monitoring and tele-treatment system based on a body area network (BAN) and a mobile health care (m-health) service platform utilizing 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 to healthcare providers as well as real-time feedback to the patient. Since 2002 the system has undergone substantial development in consecutive EU and national research projects. Diverse trials with different healthcare scenarios and patient groups in different European countries have been conducted in all projects. These have been performed to test the service and the network infrastructure including its suitability for m-health applications.
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