Wireless body sensor networks for health-monitoring applications

Yang Hao, Robert Foster
2008 Physiological Measurement  
Current wireless technologies, such as wireless body area networks (WBANs) and wireless personal area networks (WPANs), provide promising applications in medical monitoring systems to measure specified physiological data and also provide location-based information, if required. With the increasing sophistication of wearable and implantable medical devices and their integration with wireless sensors, an ever-expanding range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications is being pursued by research
more » ... nd commercial organisations. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of recent developments in wireless sensor technology for monitoring behaviour related to human physiological responses. It presents background information on the use of wireless technology and sensors to develop a wireless physiological measurement system. A generic miniature platform and other available technologies for wireless sensors have been studied in terms of hardware and software structural requirements for a low cost, low power, non-invasive and unobtrusive system.
doi:10.1088/0967-3334/29/11/r01 pmid:18843167 fatcat:l4yhnxbri5azxk6kdclyk6lgom