This standard addresses a need for an openly defined, independent standard for controlling information exchange to and from personal health devices and managers (e.g. cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, set top boxes). Interoperability is key to growing the potential market for these devices and enabling people to be better informed participants in the management of their health.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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