A wearable wireless medical sensor network system towards internet-of-patients

Taiyang Wu, Jean Michel Redouté, Mehmet Rasit Yuce

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This paper presents a wireless, medical network system for vital signs monitoring with a low-power wearable sensor node. The proposed implementation consists of a master sensor board, a sensor node and a gateway (mobile or fixed). The master board has a microcontroller (MeU) for signal processing, a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) module for data transmission, and a power management circuit for charging a 120 mAh rechargeable battery. The sensor node, with a temperature sensor and a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor, is aimed to be attached to the subject's chest to measure the vital signs, including heart rate (HR), respiration rate (RR) and body temperature. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed wearable device can monitor and transmit the subject's vital signs to the gateway for data storage and further healthcare analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE SENSORS Proceedings
EditorsRudra Pratap, Ravinder Dahiya
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647073
ISBN (Print)9781538647080
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018
EventIEEE Conference on Sensors 2018 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceIEEE Conference on Sensors 2018
Abbreviated titleSENSORS 2018
CityNew Delhi
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