On Demand Plugins for X73-PHD Manage
Abstract :Telehealth systems demand standardized solutions to be cost effective and to take advantage of middleware operation and interoperability. The plug-&-play and standard-based platform that, either as individual elements or as components, can be incorporated in a simple way into different homecare environments.Many company, not traditionally involved in medical markets, increasing pressure for a standard for Personal Health Devices (PHD). As a result: ISO/IEEE11073 (X73) standards is adapting from Intensive Unit Care (ICU) scope, focused on the Point-Of-Care (PoC), to Personal Health Devices (PHD), focused on ubiquitous environments, implementing high quality sensors, supporting wireless technologies and providing a faster and more reliable communication network resources. This X73-PHD version is for the homecare challenge and might appear the best-positioned international standards to reach this goal. In this article, a X73 compliant agentand manager communication for homecare platform, as a proof of concept, will be explaining all steps implemented as well as on demand agent specific protocol plugins downloaded to X73 Manager.