Data Acquisition Software Architecture for Patient Monitoring Devices
Patient remote monitoring has continuously rising importance for aging countries. Computer based assisted living systems are too difficult to use by elderly people, therefore it has been proposed to extend home multimedia devices with patient monitoring functionalities. However, such implementations are usually platform and sensor specific making their extension and reuse complicated and time consuming. We propose an agent based software architecture for embedded patient monitoring devices that is built around a common database. The solution is open for adding any kind of medical sensors or signal processing software just by writing small software adapter. System can be reconfigured during operation. As one of the unique feature the system has built in formal reasoner to detect inconsistencies among sensor data and process patient unique safety rules in real time. The solution is prototyped.