Review of wireless sensors networks in health applications

Enrique Dorronzoro Zubiete, Luis Fernandez, Ana Verónica Medina Rodríguez, Isabel Gómez González

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are becoming increasingly important for telemedicine applications, monitoring patients both in the clinical setting and at home. They reduce user discomfort, enhance mobility and reduce costs. WSN are also fundamental in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) since these smart systems, which are tailored to users needs, collect information about users and their ambient in order to provide personalized feedback. Despite the growing use of wireless communications in the health domain and in AAL systems there is a lack of research literature reviewing trials of these technologies. This paper provides a systematic review of the use of WSN in the health domain, presenting current WSN implementations. It covers 126 papers, of which 26 are studies, classified according to inclusion criteria. There is presented a discussion about the recent research conducted in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages1789-1793
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 30 Aug 20113 Sep 2011

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period30/8/113/9/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Zubiete, E. D., Fernandez, L., Rodríguez, A. V. M., & González, I. G. (2011). Review of wireless sensors networks in health applications. In 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 (pp. 1789-1793). [6090510] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090510