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Title: 3G networks in emergency telemedicine - An in-depth evaluation & analysis
Authors: Perakis, K
Konis, G
Koutsouris, D
Banitsas, KA
Keywords: 3G;GSM;GPRS;Telemedicine;Teleconsultation;Wireless
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE EMBC 2005 (27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society), Shanghai, China, 2005. pp. 2163 - 2166
Abstract: The evolution of telecommunications technologies in connection with the robustness and the fidelity these new systems provide, have opened up many new horizons as regards the provision of healthcare and the quality of service from the side of the experts to that of the patients. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the third generation telecommunications systems that are only recently being deployed in Europe, as well as argue on why a transition from 2G and 2.5G to 3G telecommunications systems could prove to be crucial, especially in relation to emergency telemedicine. The experimental results of the use of these systems are analyzed, the implementation of a tele-consultation unit is presented and their exploitation capabilities are explored.
ISBN: 0-7803-8741-4
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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