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

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

Addresses: 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

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

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2011 Vol.10 No.4, pp.202 - 236

Published online: 04 Oct 2011 *

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