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Title: Use of 3G mobile phone links for teleconsultation between a moving ambulance and a hospital base station
Authors: Banitsas, KA
Perakis, K
Tachakra, S
Koutsouris, D
Keywords: 3G;Ambulance;Telemedicine;Wireless
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine Press
Citation: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 12(1): 23-26, Feb 2006
Abstract: The importance of this paper lays in its suggestion: minimise the time for the initial treatment of a patient. As soon as an ambulance receives a patient, a videoconferencing session can be initiated between the moving vehicle and a base station in a hospital where a medical consultant resides. The communication link is implemented using 3G networks. Effectively, the use of such a system can decrease fatality on patients being transferred to A&E, as expert opinion can be obtained straight away. This paper was repeatedly cited in IEEE papers and formed the basis for an EPSRC proposal that was recently submitted.
ISSN: 1357-633X
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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