Date Added: May 2009
The design of portable systems for remote monitoring of cardiac activity is one of the most important fields in telemedicine and telecare. A mobile monitoring system with low-cost hardware equipment will be described, together with wireless transmission utilizing Bluetooth for real-time ECG acquisition, measurement, archiving and visualization in both mobile phones and PCs. The mobile phone in turn analyzes and plots the received ECG signal using special application software. Modern smart phones are very capable of this kind of task thanks to their good transmission performance and processing capabilities. The system includes a location-based service (GPS module) to localize a patient in case of emergency.