University of Tasmania
Every year, thousands of patients in Caribbean are admitted to hospitals and kept under medical observation. Patient monitoring is done manually and or by using Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSN), which is physically monitored by medical staff. In this paper, the authors propose a system for patient monitoring using Wireless Body Sensor Mesh Networks (WBSMN), which utilize Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) sensors for reading physiological parameters and positive patient identification. Intelligent Agents are proposed for querying sensor nodes, data aggregation and alerting medical staff of anomalous readings. A Cloud-based architecture is also proposed for supporting a community of healthcare centers and remote/mobile patient monitoring.