Wireless vital sign telemetry to hand held computers

Alejandro Gandsas, Kevin Montgomery, Katie McLntire, Rodolfo Altrudi

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Abstract

Most physicians and other health care providers share/access patient information via hard copy chart records, telephone conversations, or through hospital computer networks. These modalities are cumbersome when physicians are away from the hospital and ground wiring infrastructure is not readily available. In a prior study, we used wireless in-flight telephony and the Internet to transmit vital signs from an airborne Boeing 757 to three remote locations on the ground. However, because all recipient stations relied on an institutional network to receive the information, it was not possible to transfer data to a given location beyond the hospital campus. We now propose an innovative system capable of transmitting telemetry information from any location in the globe to a single portable computer using Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) technology for the Internet. Medical data including blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, end tidal CO2, oxygen saturation and EKG tracings were transferred from a G2 (digital cellular) phone linked to a hand held computer to a remote hand held device and were viewed in real time using customized software. Cellular Digital Packet Protocols (CDPD) enabled data transfer speeds up to 19,200 bps. Advances including the Internet and wireless computer technology may revolutionize the way medical information is shared, making it possible for physicians and health allies to directly access patient data from anywhere at any time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages153-157
Number of pages5
Volume81
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2001Jan 27 2001

Other

Other2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/24/011/27/01

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Hand held computers
Telemetry
Vital Signs
Telemetering
Hand
Internet
Data transfer
Physicians
Network protocols
Wireless Technology
Blood pressure
Electric wiring
Computer networks
Electrocardiography
Health care
Telephone
Cell Phones
Respiratory Rate
Health
Health Personnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Gandsas, A., Montgomery, K., McLntire, K., & Altrudi, R. (2001). Wireless vital sign telemetry to hand held computers. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 81, pp. 153-157) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-925-7-153

Wireless vital sign telemetry to hand held computers. / Gandsas, Alejandro; Montgomery, Kevin; McLntire, Katie; Altrudi, Rodolfo.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 81 2001. p. 153-157.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gandsas, A, Montgomery, K, McLntire, K & Altrudi, R 2001, Wireless vital sign telemetry to hand held computers. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 81, pp. 153-157, 2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001, Newport Beach, CA, United States, 1/24/01. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-925-7-153
Gandsas A, Montgomery K, McLntire K, Altrudi R. Wireless vital sign telemetry to hand held computers. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 81. 2001. p. 153-157 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-925-7-153
Gandsas, Alejandro ; Montgomery, Kevin ; McLntire, Katie ; Altrudi, Rodolfo. / Wireless vital sign telemetry to hand held computers. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 81 2001. pp. 153-157
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