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Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:1679-82. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5333883.

Implementation experiences of ISO/IEEE11073 standard applied to new use cases for e-health environments.

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Communications Technologies Group (GTC), Aragon Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), University of Zaragoza (UZ), c/ MarĂ­a de Luna, 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain.


Recent advances in biomedical engineering and continuous technological innovations in last decade are promoting new challenges, especially in e-Health environments. In this context, the medical devices interoperability is one of the interest fields wherein these improvements require a standard-based design in order to achieve homogeneous solutions. Furthermore, the spreading of wearable devices, oriented to the paradigm of patient environment and supported by wireless technologies as Bluetooth or ZigBee, is bringing new medical use cases based on Ambient Assisted Living, home monitoring of elderly, heart failure, chronic, under palliative care or patients who have undergone surgery, urgencies and emergencies, or even fitness auto-control and health follow-up. In this paper, several implementation experiences based on ISO/IEEE11073 standard are detailed. These evolved e-Health services can improve the quality of the patient's care, increase the user's interaction, and assure these e-Health applications to be fully compatible with global telemedicine systems.

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