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A novel communications network for the provision of medical care in disaster and emergency situations

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dc.contributor.author Dembeyiotis, S en
dc.contributor.author Konnis, G en
dc.contributor.author Koutsouris, D en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:42:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:42:25Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.issn 05891019 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/30994
dc.subject Emergency en
dc.subject Medical Care en
dc.subject Telemedicine en
dc.subject WLAN en
dc.subject.other Bandwidth en
dc.subject.other Broadcasting en
dc.subject.other Computer hardware en
dc.subject.other Computer software en
dc.subject.other Data communication systems en
dc.subject.other Disasters en
dc.subject.other Health care en
dc.subject.other Local area networks en
dc.subject.other Network protocols en
dc.subject.other Signal processing en
dc.subject.other Telemedicine en
dc.subject.other Wireless telecommunication systems en
dc.subject.other Emergency en
dc.subject.other GPRS en
dc.subject.other Voice over IP en
dc.subject.other WLAN en
dc.subject.other Telecommunication networks en
dc.title A novel communications network for the provision of medical care in disaster and emergency situations en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403949 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403949 en
heal.publicationDate 2004 en
heal.abstract We have designed and developed a novel data communications network targeted at the provision of Emergency Medical Care in disaster situations over wide areas. The network nodes can transmit essential biosignals and in addition, support video and diagnostic quality sound (auscultation) broadcasting for teleconsultation purposes, by using a variety of wireless transports. The medical data acquisition stations are networked dynamically and on demand, with no requirement for an existing communications infrastructure at the disaster sites. The network design allows for limited transmitting station mobility and support for software-based Voice over IP during station roaming. Initial test results, following the hardware and software integration, indicate that the chosen network design meets specifications, and a full-scale field test, utilizing a large number of wireless stations operating under realistic conditions is to take place. en
heal.journalName Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403949 en
dc.identifier.volume 26 V en
dc.identifier.spage 3380 en
dc.identifier.epage 3383 en


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