Real-time multimedia communications in medical emergency: the CONCERTO project solution

Maria G. Martini, Lorenzo Iacobelli, Cyril Bergeron, Chaminda T. Hewage, Gianmarco Panza, Esa Piri, Janne Vehkaperä, Peter Amon, Matteo Mazzotti, Ketty Savino, Laszlo Bokor

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Abstract

The management of medical emergency, in particular cardiac emergency, requests prompt intervention and the possibility to communicate in real time from the emergency area / ambulance to the hospital as much diagnostic information as possible about the patient. This would enable a prompt emergency diagnosis and operation and the possibility to prepare the appropriate actions in the suitable hospital department. To address this scenario, the CONCERTO European project proposed a wireless communication system based on a novel cross-layer architecture, including the integration of building blocks for medical media content fusion, delivery and access. This paper describes the proposed system architecture, outlining the developed components and mechanisms, and the evaluation of the proposed system, carried out in a hospital with the support of medical staff. The technical results and the feedback received highlight the impact of the CONCERTO approach in the healthcare domain, in particular in enabling a prompt and reliable diagnosis in challenging medical emergency scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages7324-7327
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9271-8, 978-1-4244-9270-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 201529 Aug 2015
Conference number: 37

Conference

Conference37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25/08/1529/08/15

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Keywords

  • hospitals
  • videos
  • real-time systems
  • medical diagnostic imaging
  • multimedia communication

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Martini, M. G., Iacobelli, L., Bergeron, C., Hewage, C. T., Panza, G., Piri, E., Vehkaperä, J., Amon, P., Mazzotti, M., Savino, K., & Bokor, L. (2015). Real-time multimedia communications in medical emergency: the CONCERTO project solution. In 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 7324-7327). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320083