Following the research line of other initiatives at European and international level, the basque company VICOMTech and Fraunhofer IGD are working together in the development of a VITAL compliant platform for representation, storage and communication of vital signs. The platform will be flexible enough to be used in multiple platforms (PDA, PC, etc.), following the manager-agent architecture of the standard, with an open representation schema and extension possibilities. As a proof of the validity of the platform, it will be tested and integrated in several ongoing projects of the division Medical Applications of Fraunhofer IGD, such as the @HOME – Remote home monitoring of patients.
Current Results and Future Work
An initial successful prototype has been tested in July during a saty of 2 weeks of a VICOMTech researcher in Fraunhofer IGD, for representing and transmitting data from an ECG connected to a pocket computer, to a central server. Improvements and extensions include total automation of signal acquisition and transmission, as well as testing in other existing telemedicine platforms.
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