Towards Plug-and-Play Interoperability for Wireless Personal Telehealth Systems

Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 13)


This survey paper serves as an introduction to the challenges and needs related to wireless personal telehealth systems and provides an overview of ongoing activities in industry and various communication standards, aiming to enable plug-and-play interoperability. Specifically, we address a recently founded industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, and ongoing standardization efforts within the family of ISO 11073/IEEE 1073 standards, the Bluetooth SIG, and the ZigBee Alliance.


Personal Telehealth Wireless Communication Interoperability Standardization Continua Health Alliance 


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© International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philips Research EuropeAachenGermany
  2. 2.Philips Research EuropeGermany

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