Wireless Multimedia Communication toward Mobile Telemedicine

Lin C., Lee H.

9th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Informatics and Communications, Moscow, Russia, 20 - 22 August 2009, pp.232-234 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Moscow
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-234
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Mobile telemedicine is one of the advanced technologies of the 21st century. It can be used to provide auxiliary medical service and has therefore been used in emergency situations, mobile hospitals, personal healthcare, and rapidly alerting doctors to a patients' disease, rehabilitation, etc. By using the advantages of wireless multimedia communication such as high utility in modem times, convenience, high data transmission date, high reliability, and wide coverage, we develop mobile telemedicine system. Mobile telemedicine technology is a wireless remote medicine technology that incorporates a combination of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science; the technology also includes various advanced medical services. It is unrestrained from limitations of time and space. By the use of this technology, the family doctor can be more actively in the daily life of the patient. There is no doubt that in the future, we will witness an era of "ubiquitous mobile telemedicine". Such a technology is expected to bring about revolutionary changes in the fields of medicine and engineering. Such changes with be accompanied by ample opportunities for business, scope for early diagnosis of diseases, and enhance medical service; moreover, manufacturers of clinical equipment are expected to respond favorably to such changes. Advanced technologies of the 20(th) century, such as the internet and mobile communication, have made human lives easier. The combination of these two technologies yields wireless multimedia networks, the extension of which are mobile telemedicine systems. We would like to emphasize on the point that the R&D process of these mobile telemedicine systems is similar to that of pharmaceuticals.