A wireless medical monitoring over a heterogeneous sensor network

Mehmet Yuce, Peng Choong Ng, Chin K Lee, Jamil Y Khan, Wentai Liu

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Abstract

This paper presents a heterogeneous sensor network system that has the capability to monitor physiological parameters from multiple patient bodies by means of different communication standards. The system uses the recently opened medical band called MICS (Medical Implant Communication Service) between the sensor nodes and a remote central control unit (CCU) that behaves as a base station. The CCU communicates with another network standard (the internet or a mobile network) for a long distance data transfer. The proposed system offers mobility to patients and flexibility to medical staff to obtain patient's physiological data on demand basis via Internet. A prototype sensor network including hardware, firmware and software designs has been implemented and tested by incorporating temperature and pulse rate sensors on nodes. The developed system has been optimized for power consumption by having the nodes sleep when there is no communication via a bidirectional communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMBS 2007 - 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
EditorsEric McAdams, Nigel Lovell
Place of PublicationNew York USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages5894-5898
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1424407885, 9781424407880
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2007 - Centre de Congres, Lyon, France
Duration: 22 Aug 200726 Aug 2007
Conference number: 29th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/4352184/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2007
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2007
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period22/08/0726/08/07
Otherin conjunction with the Biennial Conference of the French society of Biological and Medical Engineering (SFGBM)
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