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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2004 vol. 3)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 42-49
Kathy J. Liszka , University of Akron
Michael A. Mackin , NASA Glenn Research Center
Michael J. Lichter , NASA Glenn Research Center
David W. York , NASA Glenn Research Center
David S. Rosenbaum , Case Western Reserve University
A real-time remote arrhythmia monitoring system prototype developed at NASA collects ECG signals from mobile or homebound patients, combines GPS location data, and transmits both to a remote station for display and monitoring. In the end-to-end system architecture, ECG signals are collected from a patient using an event recorder and transmitted to a PDA using Bluetooth, a short-range wireless technology. The PDA concurrently tracks the patient?s location via a connection to a GPS receiver. A long-distance link is established via a standard Internet connection over a 2.5 generation GSM/GPRS cellular, wireless infrastructure. The digital signal is transmitted to a remote computer and viewed using embedded Web technology for monitoring by medical professionals.
remote ECG, wireless health monitoring, mobile heart monitoring

D. W. York, K. J. Liszka, D. Pillai, D. S. Rosenbaum, M. A. Mackin and M. J. Lichter, "Keeping a Beat on the Heart," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 3, no. , pp. 42-49, 2004.
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