Alexander Schacht, Martin von Löwis, and Andreas Polze
cardiology, home care, real time telehealth
Transmitting continuous data streams from mobile users is a challenge, as network availability varies depending on position
and contention among mobile users. We study medical tele-monitoring applications where the advancement of quality in medical care makes efforts into improving the infrastructure worth-while. As a field study, we have tested transmission of electrocardiogram (ECG) data at the Berlin
Marathon 2011. Earlier studies have already demonstrated the feasibility of such a setup; we provide detailed measurements and an analysis of connectivity issues that we
discovered in our study.