Portable real-time homecare system design with digital camera platform

Wen Chung Kao*, Wei Hsin Chen, Chun Kuo Yu, Chin Ming Hong, Sheng Yuan Lin

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An ideal homecare system needs to process multiple diagnostic signals using a portable battery-driven device and provide a real-time audio/video interface for telemedicine applications. In this paper, we present a low cost real-time homecare system based on a commercial digital camera platform. In addition to the typical multimedia recording functions of a digital camera, such as JPEG and MPEG-1/MPEG-4 recording, the proposed system can further process and compress phonocardiogram (PCG) signal concurrently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1040
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov


  • ECG
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Homecare system
  • PCG
  • Phonocardiogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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