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     With the adoption of 2G and 3G cellular network technologies, mobile phones now have the bandwidth capability to stream data back to monitoring stations in real-time.  Our paper describes the design and evaluation of a Bluetooth electrocardiogram sensor that transmits medical data to a cell phone.  This data is displayed and stored on the phone.  Future development of the system will relay this data over a cellular GPRS network.  The current system provides a low cost and lightweight alternative to existing EKG event monitors.  The final GPRS connected system will provide continuous monitoring of a patient’s heart anywhere cellular coverage is available.


Joshua Proulx, Ryan Clifford, Sarah Sorensen

  1. J. Proulx, R. Clifford, S. Sorensen, D.J. Lee, and J.K. Archibald, “Development and Evaluation of a Bluetooth EKG Monitoring Sensor,” Proceedings of The 19th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), p. 507-511, Salt Lake City, UT, June 22-23, 2006.

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