A Medical-Grade Wireless Architecture for Remote Electrocardiography

  title={A Medical-Grade Wireless Architecture for Remote Electrocardiography},
  author={Kyungtae Kang and Kyung-Joon Park and Jae-Jin Song and C.-H. Yoon and Lui Sha},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine},
In telecardiology, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals from a patient are acquired by sensors and transmitted in real time to medical personnel across a wireless network. The use of IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs), which are already deployed in many hospitals, can provide ubiquitous connectivity and thus allow cardiology patients greater mobility. However, engineering issues, including the error-prone nature of wireless channels and the unpredictable delay and jitter due to the nondeterministic… CONTINUE READING