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33. Internationale Konferenz für Elektrokardiographie

Internationale Konferenz für Elektrokardiographie

Vital-Sensor Networks Applied to Seamless Monitoring of Patients with Acute Cardiac Risk Constellation in In-patient and Out-patient Settings (SOMATEK)

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author presenting/speaker T. Hilbel - Dept. of Internal Medicine III, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • J.U. Meyer - DraegerMedical, Lübeck, Germany
  • J Meyer - Dept. of Internal Medicine III, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • C. Zugck - Dept. of Internal Medicine III, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • R. Becker - Dept. of Internal Medicine III, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • H. Korb - PHTS Telemedizin, Heidelberg, Germany
  • O. Doessel - Biomedical Engineering, University Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • A. Khawaja - Biomedical Engineering, University Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • H. Dickhaus - Med. Informatics University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • C. Maier - Med. Informatics University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • F. Schmidt - EnOcean, Oberhaching, Germany
  • C. Weigand - Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Heidelberg, Germany
  • A. Heinig - Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Heidelberg, Germany
  • H.A. Katus - Dept. of Internal Medicine III, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

33rd International Congress on Electrocardiology. Cologne, 28.06.-01.07.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2007. Doc06ice149

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Veröffentlicht: 8. Februar 2007

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Gliederung

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It is the objective of SOMATEK patient monitoring project to prevent secondary life-threatening situations (myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias) for patients with cardiologic risk constellations by establishing innovative technical and organizational infrastructures for a 24/7 monitoring. The secondary prevention will be achieved by seamless monitoring of relevant vital parameters, which covers the entire period of acute point of care inside the hospital and the recovery period, when first mobility is achieved and when the patient is released into ambulatory or home care environment. The planned technical innovations include the development of non-obtrusive sensors and signal processing algorithms for reducing artifacts, a body area network, low-power wireless data transmission, and communication interfaces to the hospital information system and the telemedicine healthcare center. Efforts are directed towards proving the usability and the acceptance of the monitoring system on a day to day base and towards demonstrating a risk reduced situation for the patient. Figure 1 [Fig. 1] shows the planned SOMATEK setup. The SOMATEK technology should allow seamless (24/7) monitoring of patients with known cardiac risk constellation to prevent a subsequent life-threatening condition (secondary prevention) by applying early diagnostics and guided therapy. Microsystems related innovations comprise developments of new, miniaturized non-invasive vital sensors for the ECG, blood pressure, blood gas etc and portable monitors and the integration of (wireless) and low-power sensor and body area networks (BAN) into clinical and into telemedicine home care settings. Final objectives include the demonstration of day-to-day usability and acceptance of the seamless 24/7 monitoring for in-patient and out-patient settings.