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A telematics solution for the remote follow-up of malnourished children in underserved areas
Year:2013

Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Information technology and adata processing

Information
Abstract
The identification of malnourished children living under extreme poverty conditions in isolated areas is crucial to trigger urgent interventions like supplementary or therapeutic feeding. This work aims to strengthen the task of following-up malnourished maternal-child population in rural areas of developing countries like Nicaragua. The solution facilitates low-cost health nutritional remote monitoring to support rural communities at the point of care. Thus, the system allows medical staff to communicate with brigades, who transmit anthropometric measurements, such as weight and height of the children, from communities which are sited about 12 km. far away. A hybrid WiMAX/WiFi architecture was deployed to provide affordable communications between the isolated communities and the health center. Furthermore, a free PBX software and an open information system, installed at the health center, support WiFi based mobile communications and information management to support the care needs of maternal-child population at risk.
International
Si
Congress
IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-of-Care (POC) Healthcare Technologies
960
Place
Bangalore
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-4673-2765-7
10.1109/PHT.2013.6461285
Start Date
16/01/2013
End Date
18/01/2013
From page
65
To page
68
Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies (PHT), 2013 IEEE
Participants
  • Autor: Sury Bravo Lasprilla UPM
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Valero Duboy UPM
  • Autor: José R. Blandino UNA
  • Autor: Mario Ruiz Centro de Salud de Cusmapa

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas Telemáticos para la Sociedad de la Información y el conocimiento
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Arquitecturas Telemáticas