The mobile patient: Wireless distributed sensor networks for patient monitoring and care

P. Bauer, M. Sichitiu, R. Istepanian, Kamal Premaratne

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Abstract

In this paper, the concept of a 3 layer distributed sensor network for patient monitoring and care is introduced. The envisioned network has a leaf node layer (consisting of patient sensors), a intermediate node layer (consisting of the supervisory processor residing with each patient) and the root node processor (residing at a central monitoring facility). The introduced paradigm has the capability of dealing with the bandwidth bottleneck at the wireless patient - root node link and the processing bottleneck at the central processor or root node of the network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB
Pages17-21
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventITAB-ITIS 2000 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2000Nov 10 2000

Other

OtherITAB-ITIS 2000
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period11/9/0011/10/00

Keywords

  • Distributed sensor network
  • Mobile patient
  • Variable bit-rate control
  • Wireless network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Bauer, P., Sichitiu, M., Istepanian, R., & Premaratne, K. (2000). The mobile patient: Wireless distributed sensor networks for patient monitoring and care. In Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB (pp. 17-21)