Title: Portable telecardiac system for arrhythmia monitoring and alerting

Authors: V. Thulasi Bai, S.K. Srivatsa

Addresses: Sathyabama University, Chennai-600119, India; Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai-600044, India. ' St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai-600119, India

Abstract: Arrhythmias are disorders of the regular rhythmic beating of the heart. They may indicate a serious problem and lead to heart disease, stroke or sudden cardiac death. The aim of the research reported in this paper is to design and implement a portable monitoring and alerting telemedicine system for cardiac patients. Apart from conventional monitoring, the system that we have developed will be able to detect an arrhythmia and inform the patient|s condition by automatically sending an alerting SMS to the mobile phone of the doctor and caretaker.

Keywords: ARM processor; Bluetooth; ECG; mobile cellular networks; SMS; telemedicine; wireless communications; electrocardiogram; portable telecardiac systems; arrhythmia monitoring; heart arrhythmias; cardiac patients; healthcare technology; mobile phones; cell phones; e-health; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2008.020202

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2008 Vol.9 No.5/6, pp.517 - 525

Published online: 08 Sep 2008 *

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