Application of Biotelemetry Technique for Advanced Emergency Radio System

Koichi SHIMIZU  Seiji MATSUDA  Isao SAITO  Katsuyuki YAMAMOTO  Takeshi HATSUDA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E78-B   No.6   pp.818-825
Publication Date: 1995/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Techniques)
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biotelemetry,  emergency medicine,  emergency radio,  data transmission,  image transmission,  mobile communication,  

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Summary: 
With a view toward the improvement of life-saving rate, the advancement of emergency radio system was attempted. The telemetry technique was introduced to the mobile communication from a running ambulance. A system was newly developed which enables us to transmit the information of an emergency patient from an ambulance to an emergency room of a hospital. This system can transmit an audio signal, physiological signals such as an ECG and a blood oxygen level, as well as a color image. In the experiment, the feasibility of this technique was verified. In the test of its practical usefulness, the following points were evaluated using a mobile telephone line and an emergency radio link. With the regular condition of the communication link, the stability of signal transmission was reasonably well. The fidelity of the transmitted signal was satisfactory for the use of an emergency medicine.