Wireless ECG and PCG Portable Telemedicine Kit for Rural Areas of Colombia

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Miguel Jimeno
Yueng De la Hoz
Juan Wilches

Keywords

telemedicine, ECG, stethoscope, prototype

Resumen


En este artículo se presenta el primer prototipo de dispositivo que mide 4-leads señales fonocardiograma (PCG) electrocardiograma (ECG) y con un bajo costo, alta portabilidad y características de conectividad inalámbrica en mente. Diseñamos y desarrollamos un prototipo que mide el ECG utilizando un cable estándar de ECG; diseñamos y desarrollamos un prototipo de estetoscopio digital y también el hardware necesario para ambas señales médicas que han de transmitirse a través de Bluetooth a un ordenador. Presentamos aquí el diseño del hardware, un nuevo protocolo de comunicación para la transmisión de ambas señales desde el dispositivo al ordenador, y el sistema de software para permitir consultas a distancia. Hemos diseñado el prototipo con el propósito principal de usar partes de bajo coste sin sacrificar la funcionalidad, con el propósito de utilizarla en zonas alejadas de la costa caribeña de Colombia. Mostramos los temas pendientes y preparar una implementación en el campo del kit en la zona objetivo.


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