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Mattias Ohlsson

Mattias Ohlsson

Professor

Mattias Ohlsson

New Paradigms in Telemedicine: Ambient Intelligence, Wearable, Pervasive and Personalized

Author

  • Paul Rubel
  • Jocelyne Fayn
  • Lucas Simon-Chautemps
  • Hussein Atoui
  • Mattias Ohlsson
  • David Telisson
  • Stefano Adami
  • Sébastien Arod
  • Marie Claire Forlini
  • Cesare Malossi
  • Joël Placide
  • Gian Luca Ziliani
  • Deodato Assanelli
  • Philippe Chevalier

Editor

  • Andreas Lymberis
  • Danilo de Rossi

Summary, in English

After decades of development of information systems dedicated to health professionals, there is an increasing demand for personalized and non-hospital based care. An especially critical domain is cardiology: almost two third of cardiac deaths occur out of hospital, and victims do not survive long enough to benefit from in-hospital treatments. We need to reduce the time before treatment. But symptoms are often interpreted wrongly. The only immediate diagnostic tool to assess the possibility of a cardiac event is the electrocardiogram (ECG). Event and transtelephonic ECG recorders are used to improve decision making but require setting up new infrastructures. The European EPI-MEDICS project has developed an intelligent Personal ECG Monitor (PEM) for the early detection of cardiac events. The PEM embeds advanced decision making techniques, generates different alarm levels and forwards alarm messages to the relevant care providers by means of new generation wireless communication. It is cost saving, involving care provider only if necessary and requiring no specific infrastructure. This solution is a typical example of pervasive computing and ambient intelligence that demonstrates how personalized, wearable, ubiquitous devices could improve healthcare.

Department/s

  • Computational Biology and Biological Physics

Publishing year

2004

Language

English

Pages

123-132

Publication/Series

Wearable eHealth Systems for Personalised Health Management: State of the Art and Future Challenges

Volume

108

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

IOS Press

Topic

  • Biophysics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-1-58603-449-8