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A Medical-Grade Wireless Architecture for Remote Electrocardiography
- A Medical-Grade Wireless Architecture for Remote Electrocardiography
- Kang, Kyungtae; Park, Kyung-Joon; Song, Jae-Jin; Yoon, Chang-Hwan; Sha, Lui
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- Park, Kyung-Joon
- Issue Date
- IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 15(2), 260-267
- Article Type
- Algorithm; Algorithms; Buffering Delay; Computer Simulation; Coordination Functions; Delay and Jitter; ECG Data; Electrocardiogram (ECG); Electrocardiogram Signal; Electrocardiography; Electrocardiography, Ambulatory; Electrochromic Devices; Electronics; Electronics, Medical; Error Control; Error Prones; Health Care; Human; Humans; IEEE 802.11; IEEE 802.11 Wireless Lan; Instrumentation; Jitter; Medical Personnel; Medium Access Control; Methodology; Network Architecture; Real-Time; Realistic Simulation; Reed-Solomon Coding; Signal Processing; Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted; Standards; Telecardiology; Telecommunication Networks; Telemedicine; Telemetry; Wireless Architectures; Wireless Channel; Wireless Communication; Wireless ECG Monitoring; Wireless Healthcare; Wireless Medium; Wireless Technology; Wlan Architectures
- In telecardiology, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals from a patient are acquired by sensors and transmitted in real time to medical personnel across a wireless network. The use of IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs), which are already deployed in many hospitals, can provide ubiquitous connectivity and thus allow cardiology patients greater mobility. However, engineering issues, including the error-prone nature of wireless channels and the unpredictable delay and jitter due to the nondeterministic nature of access to the wireless medium, need to be addressed before telecardiology can be safely realized. We propose a medical-grade WLAN architecture for remote ECG monitoring, which employs the point-coordination function (PCF) for medium access control and ReedSolomon coding for error control. Realistic simulations with uncompressed two-lead ECG data from the MIT-BIH arrhythmia database demonstrate reliable wireless ECG monitoring; the reliability of ECG transmission exceeds 99.99% with the initial buffering delay of only 2.4 s. © 2006 IEEE.
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