Privacy preserving telecardiology sensor networks: towards a low-cost portable wireless hardware/software co-design

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Title: Privacy preserving telecardiology sensor networks: towards a low-cost portable wireless hardware/software co-design
Author: Hu, Fei; Jiang, Meng; Wagner, Mark; Dong, Decun
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 lowcost 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 realtime healthcare data collections. On the other hand, due to the radio broadcasting nature ofMANET, 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.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/6281
Date: 2007-09

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