Title: A Bluetooth-enabled mobile intelligent remote healthcare monitoring system: analysis and design issues

Authors: M. Tounsi, B. Qureshi

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, P.O. Box 66833 Riyadh, 11586 KSA. ' Computer Science Department, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, P.O. Box 66833 Riyadh, 11586 KSA

Abstract: Many studies have shown that mobile phones are in great demand; smart phones in particular have an ever-growing market. It is evident that with greater number of mobile users, people can be facilitated with mobile accessible applications. Of many beneficial applications one such application is providing remote healthcare on mobile devices. Much work has been done in this area of research; however using Bluetooth enabled smart phones with Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) technology implementing an intelligent remote healthcare system has been proposed. A rule based expert system can identify diagnosis for remotely located patients to off location expert physicians and subsequent analysis can be delivered to the patient relieving her from frequent visits to healthcare service provider thus reducing the load of patients on existing infrastructure. This paper presents design and implementation of Mobile Intelligent Remote Healthcare Monitoring System (MIRHMS) and discusses issues.

Keywords: Bluetooth smart phones; intelligent systems; remote monitoring; rule-based expert systems; WAP technology; healthcare technology; mobile phones; cell phones; remote healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2008.020199

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2008 Vol.9 No.5/6, pp.473 - 484

Published online: 08 Sep 2008 *

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