Remote ambulatory monitoring is widely seen as playing a key part in addressing the impending crisis in health care provision. We describe two mobile health solutions, one developed in the Netherlands and one in Australia. In both cases a patient’s biosignals are measured by means of a body sensor network which communicate wirelessly with a handheld device. Alarms and biosignals can be transmitted over wireless communication links to a remote location, and a remote health professional can view the biosignal data via a web portal. Both systems are undergoing commercialisation. The clinical purposes are similar, however the technological approaches differ in some respects. We compare the two approaches, present a generic architecture for healthcare sensor network systems and discuss the experience gained working with a number of different patient groups and clinical specialties during patient trials in Europe and Australia.
|Name||CTIT Technical Report Series|
|Publisher||Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente|