MobiHealth: Ambulant Patient Monitoring Over Next Generation Public Wireless Networks

Aart van Halteren, D. Konstantas, Richard G.A. Bults, K.E. Wac, N.T. Dokovski, G.T. Koprinkov, Valerie M. Jones, I.A. Widya

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    The wide availability of high bandwidth public wireless networks as well as the miniaturisation of medical sensors and network access hardware allows the development of advanced ambulant patient monitoring systems. The MobiHealth project developed a complete system and service that allows the continuous monitoring of vital signals and their transmission to the health care institutes in real time using GPRS and UMTS networks. The MobiHealth system is based on the concept of a Body Area Network (BAN) allowing high personalization of the monitored signals and thus adaptation to different classes of patients. The system and service has been trialed in four European countries and for different patient cases. First results confirm the usefulness of the system and the advantages it offers to patients and medical personnel.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicatione-Health: Current Status and Future Trends
    EditorsG. Demiris
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages160
    ISBN (Print)1-58603-442-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    PublisherIOS Press


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    • EWI-7104

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