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AMON: a wearable multiparameter medical monitoring and alert system

Anliker, U. and Ward, Jamie A and Lukowicz, Paul and Troster, Gerhard and Dolveck, F. and Baer, M. and Keita, F. and Schenker, E.B. and Catarsi, F. and Coluccini, L. and Belardinelli, A. and Shklarski, D. and Alon, M. and Hirt, E. and Schmid, R. and Vuskovic, M. (2004) AMON: a wearable multiparameter medical monitoring and alert system. Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on, 8 (4). pp. 415-427. ISSN 1089-7771

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    Abstract

    This paper describes an advanced care and alert portable telemedical monitor (AMON), a wearable medical monitoring and alert system targeting high-risk cardiac/respiratory patients. The system includes continuous collection and evaluation of multiple vital signs, intelligent multiparameter medical emergency detection, and a cellular connection to a medical center. By integrating the whole system in an unobtrusive, wrist-worn enclosure and applying aggressive low-power design techniques, continuous long-term monitoring can be performed without interfering with the patients' everyday activities and without restricting their mobility. In the first two and a half years of this EU IST sponsored project, the AMON consortium has designed, implemented, and tested the described wrist-worn device, a communication link, and a comprehensive medical center software package. The performance of the system has been validated by a medical study with a set of 33 subjects. The paper describes the main concepts behind the AMON system and presents details of the individual subsystems and solutions as well as the results of the medical validation.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on
    Uncontrolled Keywords: biomedical telemetry ; cardiology ; diseases ; emergency services ; medical computing ; mobile handsets ; patient care ; patient monitoring ; pneumodynamics ; portable instruments ; telemedicine EU IST sponsored project ; cardiac patients ; cellular connection ; continuous long-term monitoring ; intelligent multiparameter medical emergency detection ; low-power design techniques ; medical center ; portable telemedical monitor ; respiratory patients ; telemedicine ; wearable multiparameter medical alert system ; wearable multiparameter medical monitoring system ; wrist-worn device cs_eprint_id ; 1631 cs_uid ; 382
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 13083
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 18 Jul 2008 11:34
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:05
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13083

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