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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||10th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, MEDICON 2004 - Island of Ischia, Naples, Italy|
Duration: 31 Jul 2004 → 5 Aug 2004
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, MEDICON 2004|
|Period||31/07/04 → 5/08/04|
Konstantas, D., van Halteren, A., Bults, R. G. A., Wac, K. E., Jones, V. M., Widya, I. A., & Herzog, R. (2004). MobiHealth: Ambulant Patient Monitoring Over Public Wireless Networks. Paper presented at 10th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, MEDICON 2004, Naples, Italy.