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Design and Implementation of a Telecardiology System for Mobile Devices

  • Pietro Cinaglia
  • Giuseppe Tradigo
  • Pietro H. GuzziEmail author
  • Pierangelo Veltri
Original Research Article

Abstract

This paper presents the design and implementation of a system for digital telecardiology on mobile devices called Remote Cardio Consultation (RCC). Using RCC may improve first intervention procedures in case of heart attack. In fact, it allows physicians to remotely consult ECG signals from a mobile device or smartphone by using a so-called app. The remote consultation is implemented by a server application collecting physician availability to answer upon client support requests. The app can be used by first intervention clinicians and allows reducing delays and decision errors in emergency interventions. Thus, best decision, certified and supported by cardiologists, can be obtained in case of heart attacks and first interventions even by base medical doctors able to produce and send an ECG. RCC tests have been performed, and the prototype is freely available as a service for testing.

Keywords

Telecardiology Distributed System ECG Data Analysis Telemedicine 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Pierangelo Veltri and Giuseppe Tradigo are supported by the PRIN project GENData 2020; Pierangelo Veltri is also supported by PON SH 2.0 project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pietro Cinaglia
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Tradigo
    • 2
  • Pietro H. Guzzi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pierangelo Veltri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Surgical ScienceUniversity Magna Græcia of CatanzaroCatanzaroItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Modeling, Electronics and Systems EngineeringDIMES University of CalabriaCosenzaItaly

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