Remote Home-Based Ante and Post Natal Care

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Computing, Health and Science


Computer and Security Science




This article was originally published as: Masek, M., Lee, C. , Lam, C. P., Tan, K., & Fyneman, A. (2009). Remote home-based ante and post natal care. Proceedings of 11th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications & Services . (pp. 60-65). Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE Press. Original article available here


Australia is geographically large and sparsely populated. Thus, its population is subject to inequalities in healthcare based on geographic location. This is particularly true for the management of pregnancies at risk, which require regular monitoring. We discuss a solution in the form of a framework based on inexpensive monitoring devices coupled with a mobile phone and PC systems to enable enhanced monitoring capabilities and remote connectivity. The system has the potential to reduce unnecessary travel for regular checkups. Importantly, this system allows monitoring and diagnosis, as well as support for the mother, to be available remotely at any time allowing problems to be detected earlier so that appropriate intervention can be given if needed.


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