Comparison of Two Radio Systems for Health Remote Monitoring Systems in Rural Areas

  • Manuel García Sánchez
  • Rubén Nocelo López
  • José Antonio Gay-Fernández
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)


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.


Aging 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel García Sánchez
    • 1
  • Rubén Nocelo López
    • 1
  • José Antonio Gay-Fernández
    • 1
  1. 1.VigoDepartamento de Teoría de la Señal y ComunicacionesUniversidad deVigoSpain

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