Technology platforms for remote monitoring of vital signs in the new era of telemedicine

Fang Zhao, Meng Li, Joseph Zhuo Tsien

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Driven by healthcare cost and home healthcare need, the development of remote monitoring technologies is poised to improve and revolutionize healthcare delivery and accessibility. This paper reviews the recent progress in the field of remote monitoring technologies that may have the potential to become the basic platforms for telemedicine. In particular, key techniques and devices for monitoring cardiorespiratory activity, blood pressure and blood glucose concentration are summarized and discussed. In addition, the US FDA approved remote vital signs monitoring devices currently available on the market are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-429
Number of pages19
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015


  • blood glucose
  • blood pressure
  • continuous monitoring
  • electrocardiogram
  • heart rate
  • remote monitoring
  • respiratory rate
  • telemedicine
  • vital signs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering


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