The high speed mobile networks like 4G and beyond are making a ubiquitous remote patient monitoring (RPM) system using multiple sensors and wireless sensor networks a realistic possibility. The high speed wireless RPM system will be an integral part of the mobile health (mHealth) paradigm reducing cost and providing better service to the patients. While the high speed wireless RPM system will allow clinicians to monitor various chronic and acute medical conditions, the reliability of such system will depend on the network Quality of Service (QoS). The RPM system needs to be resilient to temporary reduced network QoS. This paper presents a highly survivable bed pressure mat RPM system design using an adaptive information content management methodology for the monitored sensor data. The proposed design improves the resiliency of the RPM system under adverse network conditions like congestion and/or temporary loss of connectivity. It also shows how the proposed RPM system can reduce the information rate and correspondingly reduce the data transfer rate by a factor of 5.5 and 144 to address temporary network congestion. The RPM system data rate reduction results in a lower specificity and sensitivity for the features being monitored but increases the survivability of the system from 1 second to 2.4 minutes making it highly robust.

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Journal Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
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Joshi, V. (Vilas), Holtzman, M. (Megan), Arcelus, A. (Amaya), Goubran, R, & Knoefel, F. (Frank). (2012). Highly survivable bed pressure mat remote patient monitoring system for mHealth. Conference proceedings : .. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 2012, 268–271.