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Wireless Sensor Networks for Patient Monitoring JeongGil Ko, Yin Chen, Jong Hyun Lim Tia Gao Leo Selavo
 

Summary: Wireless Sensor Networks for Patient Monitoring
JeongGil Ko, Yin Chen, Jong Hyun Lim Tia Gao Leo Selavo
Razvan Musaloiu-E., Andreas Terzis Walt Destler
Johns Hopkins University AID-Networks University of Latvia
I. SUMMARY OF THE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM
The increasing size of the aging population [1], nursing
staff shortages [2], and decreasing hospital capacities [3]
suggest that the current level of patient care may decrease in
the future. Furthermore, lack of resources and communication
infrastructure can also prevent care givers from saving lives
in disaster response scenarios in which hospitals' emergency
departments are overloaded with critical patients.
In response to these challenges, we have assembled an
interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners to
develop a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) with the goal
of automating the patient monitoring process. Figure 1
provides an overview of our system comprising a set of
Patient Monitors (PMs), Relay Points (RPs) and a Doctor
Station. PMs are motes equipped with medical sensors (e.g.,
PulseOx, EKG, etc.) which record the patients' vital signs.

  

Source: Amir, Yair - Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences