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Abstract

The purpose of the workshop on medical telemetry from 18 May to 20 May 1983 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was to discuss and show the potentials and limitations of alternative methods in medical telemetry. These alternative methods in medical telemetry, either not including radiowaves or only at a very low power level, were subdivided into: light telemetry, storage telemetry in medical use (Holter monitoring, often referred to as ambulatory monitoring) and low power telemetry, and discussed in three consecutive sessions. The work presented at the workshop ascertained that the applicability of all alternative methods in a medical environment is limited although telemetry using infrared (IR) light transmission seemed to be most promising. A number of advantages (simple generation and detection of the IR carriers, safe transmission without interference, no transmission antenna needed, operation of a large number of identical systems in a relatively small area, absence of frequency allocation problems) seem to render IR telemetry particularly suitable for continuous multichannel on-line monitoring of high risk patients in intensive care units, during surgical interventions and in the ward. It seems worthwhile to coordinate the ongoing and rapidly expanding research in infrared telemetry.

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Authors: KIMMICH H P DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF NIJMEGEN (THE NETHERLANDS) BORNHAUSEN M GESELLSCHAFT FUER STRAHLEN- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG, NEUHERBERG (GERMANY) , DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF NIJMEGEN (THE NETHERLANDS);GESELLSCHAFT FUER STRAHLEN- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG, NEUHERBERG (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9158 EN (1984) FS, 344 P., BFR 1 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123029900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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