Implementation of an SMS-based Telemedicine System for Patient Electrocardiogram Monitoring

A.A. Tahat (Jordan)


Electrocardiogram, telemedicine, telehealth, SMS, and remote measurements.


A mobile monitoring system utilizing Short Message Service with low-cost hardware equipment has been developed and implemented to enable transmission of the temperature and ECG signal of a patient. Communication between a mobile phone client and a remote laptop/PC (or PDA) server is achieved through programming the client and the server using attention commands (AT), and the Protocol Description Unit (PDU) mode. The experimental setup can be operated for monitoring from anywhere covered by the Cellular (GSM) service by exchanging SMSs with the remote PC (or PDA) server. At the server, a Visual Basic software manages the follow of SMS messages from the Mobile and displays the temperature and ECG of the patient.

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