Wireless Networked Chinese Telemedicine System: Method and Apparatus for Remote Pulse Information Retrieval and Diagnosis
ABSTRACT There is a growing need for medical care resources when people pay more and more attention to their health conditions. The hospitals, however, can not satisfy all those ever-increasing requirements. There is hence a contradiction between the needs of the medical care and resource availability. A remote telemedical care system is a possible optimistic way towards solving this problem with the support of emerging new technologies. In this paper, we present the development of a wireless networked Chinese telemedicine system for remote pulse information monitoring, namely WNCTs, based on the principle of Chinese pulse diagnosis in Chinese medicine (CPD). The proposed wearing system may collect the pulse condition, analyze the information by data fusion and provide diagnostic results. The distinctive features of the proposed wireless system include: small in size, light in weight, multiple of type pulse detection and networked users' remote management. In this paper we provide the design and implementation of the wearing wireless networked Chinese telemedicine system. We also demonstrate the use of the system in pulse information retrieval. Our results indicate significant practical feasibility of the networked telemedicine system.