Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Continuous Monitoring of Children with Suspected Cardiac Arrhythmias

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_1,
        author={Efthyvoulos Kyriacou and Anastasis Kounoudes and Loucas Paraskeva and Aggelos Konstantinides and Constantinos Pattichis and Antonis Jossif and Marios Pattichis and Dimitris Vogiatzis},
        title={Continuous Monitoring of Children with Suspected Cardiac Arrhythmias},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. First International Conference, eHealth 2008, London, UK, September 8-9, 2008. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Sensor networks wireless telemedicine home monitoring children arrhythmias},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_1}
    }
    
  • Efthyvoulos Kyriacou
    Anastasis Kounoudes
    Loucas Paraskeva
    Aggelos Konstantinides
    Constantinos Pattichis
    Antonis Jossif
    Marios Pattichis
    Dimitris Vogiatzis
    Year: 2012
    Continuous Monitoring of Children with Suspected Cardiac Arrhythmias
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00413-1_1
Efthyvoulos Kyriacou,*, Anastasis Kounoudes1,*, Loucas Paraskeva2,*, Aggelos Konstantinides2,*, Constantinos Pattichis2,*, Antonis Jossif3,*, Marios Pattichis4,*, Dimitris Vogiatzis2,*
  • 1: Advanced Signal Solutions Ltd
  • 2: University of Cyprus
  • 3: "Paedi" Center for Specialized Pediatrics
  • 4: University of New Mexico
*Contact email: e.kyriacou@frederick.ac.cy, tasos@signalgenerix.com, paraskeva.l@cytanet.com.cy, angelos.constantinides@gmail.com, pattichi@cs.ucy.ac.cy, ajossif@ucy.ac.cy, pattichis@ece.unm.edu, dimitrv@cs.ucy.ac.cy

Abstract

Advances in wireless communications and networking technologies as well as computer and medical technologies, enable the development of small size, power efficient and more reliable medical multi-parameter recording systems, which can be used for continuous monitoring of patients. Through this paper we present the design and development of an m-health system platform that will be used in order to monitor children with suspected cardiac arrhythmias. The proposed system is based on sensor networks, in order to monitor a subject while being in a predefined area like his/her house; while another module based on PDAs and wearable ECG recorders will be used in order to extent the coverage outside the patient’s house. Furthermore the system will be based on a variable sampling rate to conserve power for the possible arrhythmia episode. The system design and development has been completed and currently is going through the initial testing phase for the first improvements.