Ephone: embedded cardiac care device in mobile phone

Su, Ying and Yin, Ling and Al-Hakim, Latif (2011) Ephone: embedded cardiac care device in mobile phone. Sensor Letters, 9 (5). pp. 1974-1978. ISSN 1546-198X


A novel device, named EPhone, developed for rural doctor diagnosing and/or patient monitoring is presented. This device is embedded in a mobile phone and includes amplifier circuit, filter circuit, a microcontroller, a data management, etc. The heart rate, the ST segment deviation and the premature ventricular beats rate are computed insided phone and a normality limit is set for each one. When one of these limits is reached, an ECG strip is transmitted to the Three-level Healthcare Network in Rural China (THNRC) via 2G mobile phones and the device waits to display the receiving answer. The methods used to analyze the ECG were tested with real ECGs and all the QRS complexes were detected. Since many of the users are rural doctors and technically skilled, and it is of paramount importance that the device is very convenient to carry. This has been achieved by providing embedded device and displaying unambiguous messages on a screen of mobile phone. When the communication process was tested, a remarkable difference between the transmitting and receiving signals was not observed.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing (1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing (1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 02:47
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 04:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile phone; telemedicine; cardiac care; rural doctor; ECG
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420399 Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4601 Applied computing > 460103 Applications in life sciences
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3201 Cardiovascular medicine and haematology > 320101 Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/sl.2011.1542
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20656

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