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

Bravo Lasprilla, Sury and Valero Duboy, Miguel Ángel and Blandino Obando, José Roberto and Ruiz Talavera, Mario (2013). A telematics solution for the remote follow-up of malnourished children in underserved areas. In: "IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies", 16/01/2013 - 18/01/2013, Bangalore (India). ISBN 978-1-4673-2767-1. pp. 65-68. https://doi.org/10.1109/PHT.2013.6461285.

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Title: A telematics solution for the remote follow-up of malnourished children in underserved areas
Author/s:
  • Bravo Lasprilla, Sury
  • Valero Duboy, Miguel Ángel
  • Blandino Obando, José Roberto
  • Ruiz Talavera, Mario
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies
Event Dates: 16/01/2013 - 18/01/2013
Event Location: Bangalore (India)
Title of Book: 2013 IEEE Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2767-1
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería y Arquitecturas Telemáticas [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 25984
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/25984/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:25984
DOI: 10.1109/PHT.2013.6461285
Official URL: http://pocht.embs.org/2013/#
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 May 2014 16:04
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 17:09
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