TITLE

A Self-Managing Framework for Health Monitoring

AUTHOR(S)
Baxi, Amit; Kodalapura, Nagaraju
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Intel Technology Journal;Nov2006, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p313
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Existing medical devices and equipment monitor abnormal physiological conditions and trigger audiovisual alarms. However, these devices require high levels of interaction by a doctor since they do not have any self-managing capabilities to reduce user intervention or to autonomically handle alerts. Recent advances in low-power wireless communication technologies have led to the development of small form-factor, wireless, body-wearable biomedical devices for health monitoring [1]. This enables patient mobility and comfort and enables continuity of care from hospital to home. In this paper we propose a self-managing framework for health monitoring using body-wearable bio-devices [2] that can reduce the doctor's intervention for patient management. This will enable doctors to effectively manage a greater number of patients and reduce the number of errors inherent in paper-based processes. We illustrate three usage models where this self-managing framework can be applied: remotely monitoring patients at home, monitoring fetal well-being in a maternity ward, and monitoring critical patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
ACCESSION #
25170305

 

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