Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, Volume 17, Number 7, p.536-545 (2011)

URL:

http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84855402492&partnerID=40&md5=4afd5ddaf537b066fb5426c88823dbbd

Keywords:

article, computer interface, computer program, economics, human, Humans, instrumentation, microcomputer, Microcomputers, Monitoring, Physiologic, Software, standard, telemedicine, User-Computer Interface

Abstract:

Telemedicine is a well-accepted method providing healthcare benefits to people over long distances. However, in normal telemedicine practices, dedicated complex hardware and network backbones for data collection and communication make the system unintelligible to the common man. Centralization of telemedicine units also makes it accessible only to the immediate surrounding community. In an attempt to address these issues, a study aimed at developing a low-cost remote patient monitoring (RPM) system based on reduced platform computer technology has been carried out. The main focus of the work was to develop a real-time, universal serial bus plug-in module for a portable RPM system, specifically the XO Laptop. In addition, this system is also intended to serve as an educational tool especially for the One Laptop per Child target community. This article discusses data collection, preprocessing, and constraints such as network bandwidth and power availability prior to data transmission over a user datagram protocol (UDP)-based network.

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Cite this Research Publication

N. A. Jacob, Pillai, V., Nair, S., ,, Harrell, D. T., Delhommer, R., Chen, B., Sanchez, I., Almstrum, V., and Gopalan, S., “Low-cost remote patient monitoring system based on reduced platform computer technology.”, Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, vol. 17, pp. 536-545, 2011.