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Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 431–439 | Cite as

Remote Patient Monitoring Within a Future 5G Infrastructure

  • Vladimir Oleshchuk
  • Rune Fensli
Article

Abstract

Systems of wearable or implantable medical devices (IMD), sensor systems for monitoring and transmitting physiological recorded signals, will in future health care services be used for purposes of remote monitoring. Today, there exist several constraints, probably preventing the adoption of such services in clinical routine work. Within a future 5G infrastructure, new possibilities will be available due to improved addressing solutions and extended security services in addition to higher bandwidth in the wireless communication link. Thus 5G solutions can represent a paradigm shift regarding remote patient’s monitoring and tracking possibilities, with enhancement in transmitting information between patients and health care services. Some aspects of new possibilities are highlighted in describing a realistic scenario within a future 5G framework.

Keywords

Wearable sensors Implantable medical devices Remote monitoring Mobile communication Security Telemedicine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and ScienceUniversity of AgderGrimstadNorway

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