Design and Implementation of u-Health System to Support Interoperability with Legacy Non-Standard Medical Devices
Hee-Dong Park

Hee-Dong Park, Department of IT Convergence, Korea Nazarene University, Cheonan City, Korea.
Manuscript received on 05 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 February 2019 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2019 | PP: 672-676 | Volume-8 Issue-4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: D2825028419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Although there have been worldwide studies on u-Health services to converge the latest IT technologies into the medical field, there are still limitations to compatibility and interoperability with existing legacy non-standard medical devices. This paper proposes a u-Health system architecture to utilize legacy non-standard medical devices for standard u-Healthcare services by adding a codec and algorithms to IEEE 11073 agent. The proposed agent located between medical devices and mobile manager encodes non-standard data of legacy devices to IEEE 11073 standard data format and decodes vice versa using the developed codec and algorithms, which makes it possible to support data compatibility and interoperability between u-Health standard systems and non-standard systems. The proposed system is implemented by using Intel Edison board and android-based smartphone to verify performance and effectiveness of the proposed system. The implementation results show that legacy non-standard medical devices can be utilized for the u-Health standard services based on the IEEE 11073 PHD protocol by using the proposed system, which means that the proposed system can contribute to the growth and extension of u-Health services by solving the problem of service limitations caused by existing legacy non-standard devices
Keyword: Agent, Interoperability, IEEE 11073, Legacy Non-Standard Medical Devices, Mobile Manager, u-Health.
Scope of the Article: Biomedical Computing