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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 4 (2008), Issue 3, Pages 211-218
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/173540

Networked Biomedical System for Ubiquitous Health Monitoring

Arjan Durresi,1 Mimoza Durresi,1 Arben Merkoci,2 and Leonard Barolli3

1Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolsi, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
2Departament de Quimica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
3Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, 811-0295, Japan

Received 20 November 2008; Accepted 20 November 2008

Copyright © 2008 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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

We propose a distributed system that enables global and ubiquitous health monitoring of patients. The biomedical data will be collected by wearable health diagnostic devices, which will include various types of sensors and will be transmitted towards the corresponding Health Monitoring Centers. The permanent medical data of patients will be kept in the corresponding Home Data Bases, while the measured biomedical data will be sent to the Visitor Health Monitor Center and Visitor Data Base that serves the area of present location of the patient. By combining the measured biomedical data and the permanent medical data, Health Medical Centers will be able to coordinate the needed actions and help the local medical teams to make quickly the best decisions that could be crucial for the patient health, and that can reduce the cost of health service.