Design and Development of a Two Channel Telemedicine System for Rural Healthcare


In this work, an attempt has been made to design an Electro Cardio Gram (ECG) and Photo Plethysmo Gram (PPG) based telemedicine system for rural health care. In India as per the survey conducted by Indian Medical Society in the year 2009, it has been revealed that only 2% of the qualified doctors practice in rural areas. Also, according to the statistics taken by the World Health Organization, every year an estimated 17 million people die of various cardio vascular diseases. This paper introduces the transmission of ECG and PULSE from remote areas to the specialists’ office. The ECG and PPG signals are acquired, digitized and processed using LabVIEW for detection of heart and pulse rate. These data are transmitted using two methods namely Web publishing tool and Shared Variables. The results confirm the transfer of data with less than millisecond delay.

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Ramesh, M. , Balasubramanian, S. , Vijayan, V. , Balasubramanian, G. and Veezhinathan, M. (2013) Design and Development of a Two Channel Telemedicine System for Rural Healthcare. Engineering, 5, 579-583. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.510B119.

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