Handling ECG Vital Signs in Personalized Ubiquitous Telemedicine Services

  • Maria Papaioannou
  • George Mandellos
  • Theodor Panagiotakopoulos
  • Dimitrios LymperopoulosEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 263)


Nowadays, telemedicine services are based on real time acquisition and processing of several types of in vitro patient data, especially vital signs. In this context, the storage, transmission, and management of digital ECG signals are major topics of debate and research nowadays as ECG is one of the most commonly performed examinations all over the world. Hence, many efforts have been already spent in constructing low power and small size ECG biosensors as well as in developing the adequate protocols for organizing and assessing the collected data. Despite SCP-ECG is the common accepted protocol, an excessive amount of ECG formats has been proposed and implemented by a plethora of researchers. This paper presents the SCP-ECG protocol and surveys the current state of medical frameworks and systems for collecting and organizing ECG data and other biosignals’ data that are commonly used for the provision of personalized and ubiquitous telemedicine services.


SCP-ECG protocol Telemedicine services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Papaioannou
    • 1
  • George Mandellos
    • 1
  • Theodor Panagiotakopoulos
    • 2
  • Dimitrios Lymperopoulos
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Wired Communication Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  2. 2.Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Quality and Ambient Intelligence Laboratory, School of Science and TechnologyHellenic Open UniversityPatrasGreece

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