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IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2007 Nov;11(6):619-27.

Privacy-preserving telecardiology sensor networks: toward a low-cost portable wireless hardware/software codesign.

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Department of Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, USA. fei.hu@rit.edu

Abstract

Recently, a remote-sensing platform based on wireless interconnection of tiny ECG sensors called Telecardiology Sensor Networks (TSN) provided a promising approach to perform low-cost real-time cardiac patient monitoring at any time in community areas (such as elder nursing homes or hospitals). The contribution of this research is the design of a practical TSN hardware/software platform for a typical U.S. healthcare community scenario (such as large nursing homes with many elder patients) to perform real-time healthcare data collections. On the other hand, due to the radio broadcasting nature of MANET, a TSN has the risk of losing the privacy of patients' data. Medical privacy has been highly emphasized by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This research also designs a medical security scheme with low communication overhead to achieve confidential electrocardiogram data transmission in wireless medium.

PMID:
18046937
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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