MobiHealth aims at introducing new mobile value added services in the area of healthcare, based on 2.5 (GPRS) and 3G (UMTS) technologies, thus promoting the use and deployment of GPRS and UMTS. This will be achieved by the integration of sensors and actuators to a Wireless Body Area Network (BAN). These sensors and actuators will continuously measure and transmit vital constants along with audio and video to health service providers and brokers, improving on one side the life of patients and allowing on the other side the introduction of new value-added services in the areas of disease prevention and diagnostic, remote assistance, para-health services, physical state monitoring (sports) and even clinical research. Furthermore, the MobiHealth BAN system will support the fast and reliable application of remote assistance in case of accidents by allowing the paramedics to send reliable vital constants data as well as audio and video directly from the accident site.
|Title of host publication||The IST Mobile & wireless telecommunications Summit 2002|
|Place of Publication||Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2002|
Konstantas, D., Jones, V. M., Bults, R. G. A., & Herzog, R. (2002). MobiHealth-Innovative 2.5/3G mobile services and applications for health care. In The IST Mobile & wireless telecommunications Summit 2002 (pp. -). Thessaloniki, Greece: EC.