Automatic patient monitoring is becoming an import part of any health care system. The challenge is to create a patient monitoring that is capable of providing a continuous, reliable and real time monitoring and data acquisition services while removing any restrictions on the patient whereabouts. We present a scalable wireless telemedicine system that is capable of simultaneously monitoring large number of patients (acquiring patient's ECG data). We present a simple but useful technique for overcoming temporary "surges" in the environment where large number of patients (beyond the normal capacity of the monitoring system) must be monitored. The solution is based on modification to data transmission over the wireless network.

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Keywords Electrocardiogram, Patient Monitoring, Real-time, Scalability, Telemedicine, Wireless
Conference A New Beginning for Human Health: Proceddings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Citation
Nussbaum, D, & Wu, X. (Xiaonan). (2003). An Architecture of a Scalable Wireless Monitoring System. Presented at the A New Beginning for Human Health: Proceddings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.