Technical problems are inherent to telemedicine. Not only does the practical development and application of telemedicine depend on computing and networking techniques, but many ethical, social, and political problems arising in telemedicine need technical solutions as well. "Mobile Telemedicine" addresses such problems in detail, including video and audio compression and transmission, robotics, networking, security, and privacy. It explores patient and health care provider interactions with network systems, remote consultation challenges, wireless sensors in telemedicine, application protocols, as well as network and system solutions for hospital and emergency room monitoring.
PATIENT CARE AND MONITORING Personal Supervision and Alarming Systems, E. Hirt and M. Scheffler Integrated Alarm Monitoring System in the ICU, A. Murakami, M. Akutagawa, Y. Ohnishi, Y. Kuroda, and Y. Kinouchi Remote Wireless Patients' Data Access System, Z. Hunaiti, A. Rahman, G. Savelis, Z. Huneiti, and W. Balachandran CARDIOLOGY Mobile, Secure Tele-Cardiology Based on Wireless and Sensor Networks, F. Hu, L. Clentano, and Y. Xiao Monitoring and Management of Congestive Heart Failure Patients, S. Hussain and S. M. Dar Issues in Personal Cardiac Health Monitoring with Sensor Networks, K. J. Liszka, M.J. Sever, M.E. Richter, and S. Bhattarai DIABETES Automated Blood Glucose Management Techniques through Micro-sensors, F. Hu, M. Lewis, and Y. Xiao Mobile Telemedicine for Diabetes Care, I. Martinez- Sarriegui, G.G. Saez, M.. E. Hernando, M. Rigla, E. Brugues, A. Deleiva, and E.J. Gomez Telemedicine: A Way to Improve Glycemic Control among Elderly Diabetics, S. Black SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN TELEMEDICINE Security and Privacy in Mobile Telemedicine, J. Ryoo, Y.B. Choi, and T. Oh Security of Body Sensor Networks, S. Bao, C.C.Y. Poon, and Y.Zhang A Survey of Security in Telemedicine with Wireless Sensor Networks, D. Takahashi, Y. Xiao, and F. Hu Power Management and Security in IEEE 802.15.4 Clusters: How to Balance?, F. Amini, M. Khan, and J. Misic NETWORKING SUPPORT Fourth Generation Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks for eHealth Services: Architecture and Radio Resource Management, D. Niyato, E. Hossain, and J. Diamond 3G/Wlan Cross-Layer Design for Ultrasound Video Transmission in a Robotic Tele-Ultrasonography System, M.G. Martini, R.S.H. Istepanian, M. Mazzotti, and N. Philip Enabling Mobile Adaptive Computing Environments in Teleteaching and Telemedicine Applications, T. Cao-Huu Building a Mobile Healthcare Network within Public Networking Infrastructures, Z. Hunaiti CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Telemedicine Research: Opportunities and Challenges , P.S. Seibert, T.A. Whitmore, C.M. Patterson, C.C. Otto, P.D. Parker, N. Whitener, M.J. Ward, M. Basom, and C.G. Zimmerman Conventional Telemedicine, Wireless Telemedicine, Sensor Networks, and Case Studies, L. Biggers, Y. Xiao, and F.Hu Telemedicine for Pervasive Healthcare, Q. Alexander, Y. Xiao, and F. Hu