Mobile Health Care: Towards a commercialization of research results

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

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    During the last fours years a consortium of universities, hospitals and commercial companies has been working together for the development of innovative systems and services for mobile health care. Two major projects were financed by the European Union allowed us to develop a complete mobile healthcare system and validate it with extensive medical trials. MobiHealth and HealthService24 have 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 a remote healthcare location over public wireless networks (GPRS/UMTS), where doctors can monitor, diagnose and provide advice to patients in real time. The developed system is in the last phases of the pre-commercial validation and a commercial product is expected to be available in late 2006.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st European Conference on eHealth (ECEH06)
    EditorsH. Stormer, A. Meier, M. Schumacher
    Place of PublicationBonn
    PublisherGesselschaft fuer Informatik (GI)
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-3-88579-185-0
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Informatics (LNI)
    PublisherGesselschaft fuer Informatik (GI)
    ISSN (Print)1617-5468


    • EWI-8470
    • METIS-237745
    • IR-66706

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    Konstantas, D., Bults, R. G. A., van Halteren, A., Wac, K. E., Jones, V. M., Widya, I. A., & Herzog, R. (2006). Mobile Health Care: Towards a commercialization of research results. In H. Stormer, A. Meier, & M. Schumacher (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on eHealth (ECEH06) (pp. 155-166). (Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI); Vol. P-91, No. 06CH37725). Bonn: Gesselschaft fuer Informatik (GI).