Cardiovascular diseases in rural developing countries take a large toll of human lives, due to inadequate quality health care facilities and their limited reach to the patients. The burgeoning population of developing nations make the lin- ear organic scaling of health care facilities impractical to cater the diverse rural geography. Hence it is imperative to scale the health care facilities through wireless communi- cation technologies in an aordable manner. Timely anal- ysis of ECG data is critical for early diagnosis and treat- ment of several cardiovascular diseases. With this aim, a wearable wireless ECG monitoring framework, named as Amrita-Spandanam was designed. This framework consist of a patient wearable device and a patient smart phone with Amrita-Spandanam application, enabling a doctor/hospital to monitor the remote patient through his internet con- nected mobile phone or web browser. The framework does the post analysis of the ECG signal using a backend server to disseminate warnings to the doctor and the patient. Sev- eral de-noising algorithms were applied to the acquired ECG signal prior to this post analysis. The framework was imple- mented successfully enabling real time remote monitoring of the cardiac patients in rural villages.
Rahul K Pathinarupothi, Dilraj, N., K, R., and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, “A Low Cost Remote Cardiac Monitoring Framework for Rural Regions”, in MobiHealth 2015: 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies", London, Great Britain, 2015.