Real-time Multimedia Communications in Medical Emergency - the CONCERTO project solution
Martini, Maria G.
Hewage, Chaminda T.
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The management of medical emergency, in particular cardiac emergency, requests prompt intervention and the possibility to communicate in real time from the emergency area / ambulance to the hospital as much diagnostic information as possible about the patient. This would enable a prompt emergency diagnosis and operation and the possibility to prepare the appropriate actions in the suitable hospital department. To address this scenario, the CONCERTO European project proposed a wireless communication system based on a novel cross-layer architecture, including the integration of building blocks for medical media content fusion, delivery and access. This paper describes the proposed system architecture, outlining the developed components and mechanisms, and the evaluation of the proposed system, carried out in a hospital with the support of medical staff. The technical results and the feedback received highlight the impact of the CONCERTO approach in the healthcare domain, in particular in enabling a prompt and reliable diagnosis in challenging medical emergency scenarios.
Martini, M.G., Iacobelli, L., Bergeron, C., Hewage, C.T., Mazzotti, M., Amon, P., Vehkapera, J., Piri, E., Savino, K. and Bokor, L. (2015) 'Real-Time Multimedia Communications in Medical Emergency - the CONCERTO Project Solution', 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Aug 25-29, Milan, Italy, pp.7324-7327
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