Comparison of Two Radio Systems for Health Remote Monitoring Systems in Rural Areas
Real time health remote monitoring systems require the use of radio networks to transmit data from patients to a health center where that data are analyzed. However, the required radio networks may not have a good coverage (or even not exist) in rural areas, where often an important number of elderly people with chronic diseases live. The performance of two remote monitoring systems based on two different radio networks (digital cellular network for mobile phones (GSM/UMTS) and Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)) to provide remote monitoring services in rural areas are compared and results and conclusions of the comparison are presented in this paper.
KeywordsAging Patient monitoring Home monitoring Rural/frontier counties Remote monitoring Radio coverage
Research supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Galician Regional Government under project CN 2012/260 “Consolidation of Research Units: AtlantTIC” and project 10SEC322021PR.
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