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Monitoring Patients' Signs Wirelessly A. Sagahyroon, F. Aloul, A.R. Al-Ali, M. S. Bahrololoum, F. Makhsoos, N. Hussein
 

Summary: Monitoring Patients' Signs Wirelessly
A. Sagahyroon, F. Aloul, A.R. Al-Ali, M. S. Bahrololoum, F. Makhsoos, N. Hussein
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
American University of Sharjah, UAE
Abstract
Recent developments in off-the-shelf wireless embedded computing platforms and the
increasing need for efficient health monitoring systems, fueled by the increasing number
of patients, has prompted R&D professionals to explore better health monitoring systems
that are both mobile and cheap. This work investigates the feasibility of using the ZigBee
embedded technology in health-related monitoring applications. Selected vital signs of
patients are acquired using sensor nodes and readings are transmitted wirelessly using
devices that utilize the ZigBee communication protocol. A prototype system has been
developed and tested with encouraging results.
Keywords: Health Monitoring, Mobile, Zigbee-based Wireless Networks, GSM, SMS.
1. INTRODUCTION
The increasing cost of in-bed hospitalization and the
recent technological advances in low-power integrated
circuit sensors coupled with the introduction of power
efficient protocols such as Bluetooth and ZigBee has
tempted researchers to study the establishment and

  

Source: Aloul, Fadi - Department of Computer Engineering, American University of Sharjah

 

Collections: Engineering