A Short Study of Wireless Sensor Networks in Healthcare Applications
Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are diverse. They range from home security to military surveillance. Advances in technology and high-end protocols developed for WSNs have increased the popularity of WSN in all major areas of application. One such application is healthcare monitoring. WSNs today are widely being used in this field since they promise to improve the quality of care exponentially and to spread healthcare across wide variety of population. Real-time patient monitoring is an excellent area of healthcare which aims to provide a better quality of life to patients by early detection of clinical deterioration. The study aims at providing a brief report on how WSNs are being used for healthcare applications.