Aim of HEARTS is to introduce some new technological concepts within the framework of existing telemedicine systems architecture: - the concept of Extended Personal Health Wireless Network The network will be made of different classes of Adaptive Intelligent Components. These components will be, for instance, wearable intelligent and non-intrusive sensors. Intelligent sensors will be able to gather specific biometric signals but also non-health information such as environmental data (temperature, for instance) and will be able to dynamically interconnect each other through a wireless network. It will also be composed of other peripheral and devices, being able to automatically interface each other. These other devices could offer local HCI, or could interconnect the Extended Personal Health Wireless Network to other networks (LAN, WAN, Internet, GSM/GPRS/UMTS, HF/UHF/VHF). The Extended Personal Health Wireless Network will implement the concept of Self-Adaptive Components Interaction: this concept is described below with more detail; - the concept of decision support functionality, integrating classical health status analysis techniques with advanced ones such as Neural Network Analysis and Non-Linear Analysis.
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