What is Med-on-@ix about?
In emergencies quick and competent action of rescue personnel is vital to save patients lives. Paramedics and emergency physicians are facing emergency cases every day. The research project Med-on-@ix aims to support these people in saving patients lives.
In 2007 Med-on-@ix and eight other research projects won the research grant SimoBIT - secure application of the mobile information technology to increase added value in medium-sized businesses and public administration. The SimoBIT grant has been awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
Med-on-@ix is using Telematics in order to effectively combine telecommunications and computer science in emergency care.
Vital signs, audio and video data are directly transferred from the emergency site as well as from the ambulance to the tele-EMS physician competence center (TPCC). The TPCC can be based in a hospital or in a fire department. An experienced Emergency Medical Services (EMS) physician in the TPCC assesses the emergency situation and key medical values. If required the tele-EMS physician receives additional information and advice and supports the rescue team on site with the patients treatment. Best practices and medical guidelines form the framework of all medical activities within the Med-on-@ix project.
With Med-on-@ix the region Aachen once again proves its unique and internationally recognized leading position in industry and research in the area of modern medicine and communication technology.