Wireless Body Area Networks for Healthcare: A Feasibility Study

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Executive Summary

The purpose of this feasibility study is to introduce wireless body area networks and also give an understanding of what possibilities and challenges there are when using short range wireless communications in this domain. The authors establish a prototype BAN system using Bluetooth technology and choose the ElectroCardioGram (ECG) signal to test the data transmission performance over this system. Their era is witnessing an increasing pressure on quality and quantity of healthcare due to the increase of aging population, chronic diseases, and health consciousness of people.

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