Biosignal and context monitoring: Distributed multimedia applications of body area networks in healthcare

Valerie M. Jones, M.H.A. Huis in 't Veld, T. Tonis, Thijs Tönis, Richard G.A. Bults, Bernhard J.F. van Beijnum, I.A. Widya, Miriam Marie Rosé Vollenbroek-Hutten, Hermanus J. Hermens

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    We are investigating the use of Body Area Networks (BANs), wearable sensors and wireless communications for measuring, processing, transmission, interpretation and display of biosignals. The goal is to provide telemonitoring and teletreatment services for patients. The remote health professional can view a multimedia display which includes graphical and numerical representation of patients’ biosignals. Addition of feedback-control enables teletreatment services; teletreatment can be delivered to the patient via multiple modalities including tactile, text, auditory and visual. We describe the health BAN and a generic mobile health service platform and two context aware applications. The epilepsy application illustrates processing and interpretation of multi-source, multimedia BAN data. The chronic pain application illustrates multi-modal feedback and treatment, with patients able to view their own biosignals on their handheld device.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 IEEE 10th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2008)
    Place of PublicationCairns, Australia
    PublisherIEEE Signal Processing Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2295-1
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2008

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    PublisherIEEE Signal Processing Society


    • EWI-15107
    • METIS-255969
    • IR-65397
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology

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