Evaluation of Wireless Body Area Sensor Placement for Mobility Support in Healthcare Monitoring Systems

The authors present a 2-tier wireless system for healthcare monitoring of convalescing patients in non-critical condition. A network of sensors adhered to the patient's body used for vital signs collection, and a portable coordinator device forms one tier, whereas a point-to-point link between the coordinator and a fixed access point forms the other tier. They implemented a simple but effective handoff protocol to support uninterrupted monitoring of mobile patients by employing sensor devices featuring limited radio range and low power usage that are amenable for home use.

Provided by: University of British Columbia Topic: Mobility Date Added: Dec 2010 Format: PDF

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