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Mobile Cloud-Computing-Based Healthcare Service by Noncontact ECG Monitoring

Department of Electronic Engineering, Graduate School, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea
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Sensors 2013, 13(12), 16451-16473;
Received: 9 September 2013 / Revised: 14 October 2013 / Accepted: 21 November 2013 / Published: 2 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomedical Sensors and Systems)
Noncontact electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement technique has gained popularity these days owing to its noninvasive features and convenience in daily life use. This paper presents mobile cloud computing for a healthcare system where a noncontact ECG measurement method is employed to capture biomedical signals from users. Healthcare service is provided to continuously collect biomedical signals from multiple locations. To observe and analyze the ECG signals in real time, a mobile device is used as a mobile monitoring terminal. In addition, a personalized healthcare assistant is installed on the mobile device; several healthcare features such as health status summaries, medication QR code scanning, and reminders are integrated into the mobile application. Health data are being synchronized into the healthcare cloud computing service (Web server system and Web server dataset) to ensure a seamless healthcare monitoring system and anytime and anywhere coverage of network connection is available. Together with a Web page application, medical data are easily accessed by medical professionals or family members. Web page performance evaluation was conducted to ensure minimal Web server latency. The system demonstrates better availability of off-site and up-to-the-minute patient data, which can help detect health problems early and keep elderly patients out of the emergency room, thus providing a better and more comprehensive healthcare cloud computing service. View Full-Text
Keywords: ECG monitoring; healthcare cloud service; personalized healthcare assistant; mobile device ECG monitoring; healthcare cloud service; personalized healthcare assistant; mobile device
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Fong, E.-M.; Chung, W.-Y. Mobile Cloud-Computing-Based Healthcare Service by Noncontact ECG Monitoring. Sensors 2013, 13, 16451-16473.

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