Within the context of the ISO/IEEE 11073 family of standards for device communication, this standard establishes a normative definition of the communication between devices (agents) that monitor respiration rate and managers (e.g. cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, set top boxes) in a manner that enables plug-and-play interoperability. It leverages appropriate portions of existing standards including ISO/IEEE 11073 terminology and IEEE Std 11073-20601 information models. It specifies the use of specific term codes, formats, and behaviors in telehealth environments restricting optionality in base frameworks in favor of interoperability. This standard defines a common core of communication functionality for personal health devices that monitor respiration rate. In this context, these monitoring devices that adhere to this standard are such that: - respiration rate may not be their primary measurement - respiration rate measurements could be acquired through widely varying means, including, but not restricted to: -- expansion and contraction of a chest belt -- trans-thoracic impedance -- ECG based methods -- Doppler, ultrasound or other external means -- airway-based methods This standard supports the expression and communication of respiration waveforms. This standard also supports both standalone and embedded implementation. The standard specifies how a device that supports multiple respiration acquisition modalities reports the source of the information.
Sponsor: EMB/11073 - IEEE 11073TM Standards Committee
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