InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 6 No. 1 Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2013
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleGoCardio: A novel approach for mobility in cardiac monitoring
Primary AuthorIker Mesa, Ceit-IK4 (Spain)
Other Author(s) Eider Sanchez; Javier Diaz; Carlos Toro; Arkaitz Artetxe; Alessandro De Mauro
Pages 110 - 120
Article ID imed13-010
Publication Date 20-Oct-13
AbstractRemote cardiac monitoring of patients helps to improve their quality of life, as it avoids frequent commuting to the health center. Patients are thus able to continue with their everyday life while at the same time they remain non-intrusively monitored. However, current solutions in remote cardiac monitoring are not massively found, due in part to their high price, as well as the difficulties encountered when deploying them in real world clinical environments. In this paper we present the general overview of a novel tele-monitoring system for cardiologic patients, covering both the hardware and software perspectives. Our main objective is to provide an economically feasible solution that preserves quality and efficacy. At the sensor level, we propose an innovative easy-to-wear hardware system that measures the complete 12 ECG leads and the activity patterns of patients. We also propose the architecture of a modular software solution for supporting patient monitoring. Our system offers advanced visualization capabilities mainly based on Visual Analytics techniques and also mining of the collected cardiac data. Our approach is still in its development phase and hence in this article we introduce the basic concepts that have been taken into account for the implementation of the first prototypes.
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