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Biosignal operating system for telemedical applications
Author(s): Radu Leca; Laszlo Osvath; Eva Kettle
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the principles and prototype architecture of a biosignal operating system for monitoring, diagnosing and treating diseases online. The distinguishing feature of the system is its ability to interface with the human body in a medically relevant manner. Three units in the system ensure machine-body interoperability. First is a biosignal acquisition and processing unit. The second unit draws conclusions from the acquired information while the third enables non-invasive therapies. The entire operation aims at locating the biological resources available for treatment and gaining access to them at run-time. This eliminates the need for medical records. In addition, a protocol for uniform disease definition eliminates the need for massive databasing and frequent updating. The drawback is that the system requires investigations into the biological resources of communication -- a gray area even in molecular biology. Preliminary tests, however, indicate that our technology supports online delivery of comprehensive medical services over the Internet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3712, Battlefield Biomedical Technologies, (13 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.353024
Show Author Affiliations
Radu Leca, Biosign Corp. (Canada)
Laszlo Osvath, Biosign Corp. (Canada)
Eva Kettle, Biosign Corp. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3712:
Battlefield Biomedical Technologies
Homer H. Pien, Editor(s)

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