Evaluation of Bluetooth low power for physiological monitoring in a home based cardiac rehabilitation program

Martin, Timothy, Ding, Hang, D'Souza, Matthew and Karunanithi, Mohan (2012). Evaluation of Bluetooth low power for physiological monitoring in a home based cardiac rehabilitation program. In: Health Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information. 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012), Sydney, Australia, (124-129). 30 July - 2 August 2012. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-124


Author Martin, Timothy
Ding, Hang
D'Souza, Matthew
Karunanithi, Mohan
Title of paper Evaluation of Bluetooth low power for physiological monitoring in a home based cardiac rehabilitation program
Conference name 20th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012)
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 30 July - 2 August 2012
Proceedings title Health Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Studies in Health Technology and Informatics   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher I O S Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-124
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781614990772
ISSN 0926-9630
1879-8365
Volume 178
Start page 124
End page 129
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in Australia, and places large burdens on the healthcare system. To assist patients with CVDs in recovering from cardiac events and mediating cardiac risk factors, a home based cardiac rehabilitation program, known as the Care Assessment Platform (CAP), was developed. In the CAP program, patients are required to manually enter health information into their mobile phones on a daily basis. The manual operation is often subject to human errors and is inconvenient for some elderly patients. To improve this, an automated wireless solution has been desired. The objectives of this paper are to investigate the feasibility of implementing the newly released Bluetooth 4.0 (BT4.0) for the CAP program, and practically evaluate BT4.0 communications between a developed mobile application and some emulated healthcare devices. The study demonstrated that BT4.0 addresses usability, interoperability and security for healthcare applications, reduces the power consumption in wireless communication, and improves the flexibility of interface for software development. This evaluation study provides an essential mobile BT4.0 framework to incorporate a large range of healthcare devices for clinical assessment and intervention in the CAP program, and hence it is useful for similar development and research work of other mobile healthcare solutions.
Keyword Bluetooth
Cardiac rehabilitation
Mobile health
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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