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Mobile Telemedicine

A Computing and Networking Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Yang Xiao, Hui Chen

Auerbach Publications

440 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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The concept of medical treatment from a distance (in absentia care) is actually quite ancient, dating back to tribal days where smoke signals were used to warn of serious disease in a community. Nowadays, telemedicine is used to facilitate treatment in rural areas, where the nearest doctor is miles away, through various forms of information technology, including videoconferencing and digital imaging. It can also be used to conveniently monitor chronically ill patients through electronic devices so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. But despite the strides that have been made in utilizing the telemedicine technology, there remain a number of limitations and weaknesses that must be overcome before this treatment paradigm can reach its full potential.

In Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and Network Perspective, noted computer scientists Yang Xiao and Hui Chen examine those computing and networking dilemmas arising from wireless and mobile telemedicine. Comprised of the contributions of many prominent international researchers, the book discusses the relative merits and limitations of the existing technology and sheds light on future developments. It begins with a discussion of patient care and monitoring through items such as personal alarm systems. It then reviews the current methods available to monitor cardiac and diabetic patients, analyzes the security and privacy considerations that arise with respect to the transmission of sensitive information, and examines issues relating to networking support. Finally, it concludes with a section on the opportunities and challenges faced by those involved at this intersection of healthcare and communications.

By bridging the fields of medicine and information technology, this volume serves as a useful springboard for those pioneering IT researchers looking for a comprehensive reference. The book also provides information for those involved with either communications or healthcare who want to learn about the current state and potential use of this technology.

Table of Contents


Personal Supervision and Alarming Systems,

E. Hirt and M. Scheffler

Integrated Alarm Monitoring System in the ICU, A. Murakami, M. Akutagawa, Y. Ohnishi, Y. Kuroda, and

Y. Kinouchi

Remote Wireless Patients’ Data Access System, Z. Hunaiti, A. Rahman, G. Savelis, Z. Huneiti, and W. Balachandran


Mobile, Secure Tele-Cardiology Based on Wireless and Sensor Networks, F. Hu, L. Clentano, and Y. Xiao

Monitoring and Management of Congestive Heart Failure Patients, S. Hussain and S. M. Dar

Issues in Personal Cardiac Health Monitoring with Sensor Networks, K. J. Liszka, M.J. Sever, M.E. Richter, and S. Bhattarai


Automated Blood Glucose Management Techniques through Micro-sensors, F. Hu, M. Lewis, and Y. Xiao

Mobile Telemedicine for Diabetes Care, I. Martinez- Sarriegui, G.G. Saez, M.. E. Hernando, M. Rigla, E. Brugues, A. Deleiva, and E.J. Gomez

Telemedicine: A Way to Improve Glycemic Control

among Elderly Diabetics, S. Black


Security and Privacy in Mobile Telemedicine, J. Ryoo, Y.B. Choi, and T. Oh

Security of Body Sensor Networks, S. Bao, C.C.Y. Poon, and Y.Zhang

A Survey of Security in Telemedicine with Wireless Sensor Networks, D. Takahashi, Y. Xiao, and F. Hu

Power Management and Security in IEEE 802.15.4

Clusters: How to Balance?, F. Amini, M. Khan, and J. Mišić


Fourth Generation Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks for eHealth Services: Architecture and Radio Resource Management, D. Niyato, E. Hossain, and J. Diamond

3G/Wlan Cross-Layer Design for Ultrasound Video Transmission in a Robotic Tele-Ultrasonography System, M.G. Martini, R.S.H. Istepanian, M. Mazzotti, and N. Philip

Enabling Mobile Adaptive Computing Environments in

Teleteaching and Telemedicine Applications, T. Cao-Huu

Building a Mobile Healthcare Network within Public Networking Infrastructures, Z. Hunaiti


Telemedicine Research: Opportunities and Challenges , P.S. Seibert, T.A. Whitmore, C.M. Patterson, C.C. Otto, P.D. Parker, N. Whitener, M.J. Ward, M. Basom, and C.G. Zimmerman

Conventional Telemedicine, Wireless Telemedicine, Sensor Networks, and Case Studies, L. Biggers, Y. Xiao, and F.Hu

Telemedicine for Pervasive Healthcare, Q. Alexander, Y. Xiao, and F. Hu

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications