A new wireless-type physiological signal measuring system using a PDA and the bluetooth technology

Jia Ren Chang Chien, Cheng Chi Tai

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A light and portable-type wireless physiological signal retrieving system has always been a medical personnel's dream. To fulfill this dream, this paper investigates a feasible method to create a wireless-type physiological signal measuring, system using a PDA and the bluetooth technology. The proposed system will reduce the service costs and raise the service efficiency for current medical care systems. The waveforms and data of physiological signals, such as electrocardiograms (ECGS), phonocardiograms (PCGs), electroencephalograms (EEGs), body tempetures and so forth, are always the vital references for medical doctors to diagnose the patients body condition. The traditional physiological signal measuring instruments or devices possess some shortcomings, such as high prices, bulky dimensions, ill-portability and excessive connection cables. In contrast the proposed wireless-type physiological signal measuring system, being able to get rid of said shortcomings, holds apparent advantages in service costs and service efficiency and, hence, shall be the trend for the future. This study has completed some test in ECG, PCG, and body temperature measurements. The proposed prototype system has successfully using the bluetooth technology to invisibly transmit and receive physical signals through the air.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalBiomedical Engineering - Applications, Basis and Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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