Ingeniería, investigación y tecnología
versão impressa ISSN 1405-7743
RIVERA-RODRIGUEZ, R.; SERRANO-SANTOYO, A.; TAMAYO-FERNANDEZ, R. e ARMENTA-RAMADE, A.. Mobile Telecare System for Real-Time Medical Emergency Care. Ing. invest. y tecnol. [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.1, pp.1-8. ISSN 1405-7743.
This article describes a mobile medical telecare system installed in moving vehicles to support emergency cases, it provides videoconference and vital signs transmission services in real time. Thus remote specialist doctors can give accurate and timely instructions to the paramedics, saving time and improving patient care process. We present an analysis of the technical issues involving connectivity and feasibility to operate the system in a wireless environment considering the regulatory aspects currently existing in Mexico, where the results obtained indicate that the choice of wireless communication service is important to support this service. We present the evaluation results with different wireless communication technologies, and the challenges and implications of the adoption of technology are also discussed considering the elements involved in a hospital environment.
Palavras-chave : e-health; wireless communications; 3G; videoconference; UML; medical emergencies.