Title: Wireless telemedicine and m-health: technologies, applications and research issues

 

Author: Yang Xiao; Daisuke Takahashi; Jing Liu; Hongmei Deng; Jingyuan Zhang

 

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Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA.
Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA.
Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA.
Intelligent Automation Inc., 15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20855, USA.
Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA

 

Journal: Int. J. of Sensor Networks, 2011 Vol.10, No.4, pp.202 - 236

 

Abstract: Telemedicine is not medicine, but it is used to compute, to communicate and to deliver high-quality medical care regardless of location. It reduces cost, time and resources. Furthermore, wireless technologies play significant roles in telemedicine, and they are therefore called wireless telemedicine or mobile-health. This paper provides a comprehensive survey on wireless telemedicine, including the relevant wireless technologies, applications and research issues.

 

Keywords: wireless telemedicine; m-health; e-health; RFID; radio frequency identification; WLAN; wireless LANs; local area networks; WPAN; wireless PANs; personal area networks; 3G; 4G; electronic healthcare; mobile healthcare.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2011.042770

10.1504/11.42770

 

 

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