Physiological signal monitoring in the waiting areas of an emergency room

Dorothy Curtis, Eugene Shih, Jason Waterman, John Guttag, Jacob Bailey, Thomas Stair, Robert Greenes, Lucila Ohno-Machado

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Abstract

The Scalable Medical Alert and Response Technology (SMART) System was developed to monitor physiological signals from patients in the waiting areas of an emergency department. The system monitors the SpO2 (oxygenation level in the blood), ECG (electrical activity of the heart) and the location of multiple patients wirelessly. It was deployed at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, between June, 2006, and December, 2007. This paper describes the overall architecture, the sensors used, challenges in deploying this technology in a hospital and the degree of patient acceptance. Some sections of this article are based on an article first published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (J Am Med Inform Assn: 2008; 1) [7].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBODYNETS 2008 - 3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks
EditorsSandeep Gupta, Sethuraman Panchanathan
PublisherICST
ISBN (Electronic)9789639799172
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2011
Event3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks, BODYNETS 2008 - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2008Mar 15 2008

Publication series

NameBODYNETS 2008 - 3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Other

Other3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks, BODYNETS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/13/083/15/08

Keywords

  • Physiological signal monitoring
  • Sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Curtis, D., Shih, E., Waterman, J., Guttag, J., Bailey, J., Stair, T., Greenes, R., & Ohno-Machado, L. (2011). Physiological signal monitoring in the waiting areas of an emergency room. In S. Gupta, & S. Panchanathan (Eds.), BODYNETS 2008 - 3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks (BODYNETS 2008 - 3rd International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks). ICST. https://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.BODYNETS2008.2968