Antonio Coronato, Alessandro Testa


Hospitalization is a very expensive and resource consuming alternative for those patients that have to be continuously monitored. The design and realization of health monitoring applications has attracted the interest of large communities both from industry and academia. Currently many cardiac diseases are unpredictable; remote and continuous monitoring for reliable detection of these problems becomes essentially useful especially for elderly patients. In the paper it is described a novel long-term wearable vital signs monitoring system which can real-time measure physiological signs such as ecg and spo2 (saturation of arterial oxygen) equipped with bluetooth connection. We propose a system architecture for pervasive healthcare that will open up new opportunities for continuous and reliable monitoring of assisted and independent-living residents by means of a set of services already included in Uranus (a service oriented middleware architecture for smart environments which provides basic functions for the rapid and easy integration of different kinds of biomedical sensors) and new added services to achieve a higher dependability level. A final analysis is shown to comprise the advantages of this monitoring system.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Coronato A. and Testa A. (2012). LONG-TERM MONITORING OF VITAL SIGNS FOR MOBILE PATIENTS . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS, ISBN 978-989-8565-00-6, pages 15-20. DOI: 10.5220/0003812500150020

in Bibtex Style

author={Antonio Coronato and Alessandro Testa},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,
SN - 978-989-8565-00-6
AU - Coronato A.
AU - Testa A.
PY - 2012
SP - 15
EP - 20
DO - 10.5220/0003812500150020