Date Added: Apr 2013
Recent developments in wireless technologies and the fabrication of semiconductor miniature sensors are sizing wireless sensor networks smaller and more cost-effective for their applications in various fields of interest. The prospects for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology are strong. Moreover, the ZigBee based WSN is capable to provide reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. It can play an important role in the adoption of Assistive Technology by enabling wireless low-power communication between devices and services that foster safe, healthy and independent living conditions for the disabled or elderly.