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International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 195970, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/195970
Research Article

Monitoring Heart Disease and Diabetes with Mobile Internet Communications

1School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
2Instrument Design Development Centre, The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India
3Department of Electronics Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India
4Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, London KT1 2EE, UK

Received 31 May 2012; Revised 4 October 2012; Accepted 13 October 2012

Academic Editor: Velio Macellari

Copyright © 2012 David Mulvaney et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A telemedicine system is described for monitoring vital signs and general health indicators of patients with cardiac and diabetic conditions. Telemetry from wireless sensors and readings from other instruments are combined into a comprehensive set of measured patient parameters. Using a combination of mobile device applications and web browser, the data can be stored, accessed, and displayed using mobile internet communications to the central server. As an extra layer of security in the data transmission, information embedded in the data is used in its verification. The paper highlights features that could be enhanced from previous systems by using alternative components or methods.