Accession Number : ADA620611


Title :   Medical Remote Sensors in Tactical Networks


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Coates, Hunter R ; Urquidez, Gabriel R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620611.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : The use of vital sign data is a fundamental diagnostic process that is ubiquitous in the delivery of healthcare in military medicine. This process, while providing invaluable information for planning patient treatment, has historically come with administrative challenges in transcription and remote monitoring. New advancements in sensors technologies operating in tactical networks provide a unique opportunity to meet these challenges. This thesis expands upon previous Naval Postgraduate School CENETIX laboratory research into battlefield medicine by providing a qualitative analysis of COTS sensor capabilities within the U.S. Coast Guard network infrastructure. Due to the unique nature of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Defense, utilization of tactical networked radios within a mesh network for transmission of vital sign data is explored.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *MOBILE COMPUTING , *MULTISENSORS , *VITAL SIGNS , BATTLEFIELDS , BODY TEMPERATURE , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY , DECISION MAKING , ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , MEDICAL EQUIPMENT , MONITORING , NETWORK ARCHITECTURE , PATIENTS , PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS , REMOTE DETECTION , SOFTWARE TOOLS , TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , THESES , TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE