MobiHealth: Ambulant Patient Monitoring Over Public Wireless Networks

D. Konstantas, Aart van Halteren, Richard G.A. Bults, K.E. Wac, Valerie M. Jones, I.A. Widya, Rainer Herzog

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    The use of health BANs together with advanced wireless communications enables remote management of chronic conditions and detection of health emergencies whilst maximising patient mobility. MobiHealth1,2 has developed a generic Body Area Network (BAN) for healthcare and an m-health service platform. Biosignals measured by sensors connected to the BAN are transmitted to the remote healthcare location over public wireless networks (GPRS/UMTS). The project results include an architecture for, and a prototype of, a generic service platform for provision of ubiquitous healthcare services based on Body Area Networks. The MobiHealth BAN and service platform have been trialled in four European countries with a variety of patient groups. The MobiHealth System can support not only sensors, but potentially any body worn device, hence the system has potentially very many applications in healthcare which allow healthcare services to delivered in the community.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event10th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, MEDICON 2004 - Island of Ischia, Naples, Italy
    Duration: 31 Jul 20045 Aug 2004
    Conference number: 10


    Conference10th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, MEDICON 2004
    Abbreviated titleMEDICON


    • EWI-7525
    • IR-63573

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