Body Area Network based Health Monitoring of Critical Patients: a Brief Review

Laddi, Amit and Prakash, N.R. and Sharma, Shashi and Kumar, Amod (2012) Body Area Network based Health Monitoring of Critical Patients: a Brief Review. International Journal of Instrumentation and Control Systems, 2 (3). pp. 53-58. ISSN 2249 - 1147 (Online), 2319 - 412X (Print)

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The paper discusses recent techniques for the detection of physical, chemical and biological signals along with their measurement and recording in case of children, elderly people and critical patients. Physical properties that can be sensed include temperature, pressure, vibration, sound level, weight, flow rate of gases and liquids, etc. The smart sensors which can be worn by the patient connect to the master hub (Central Computer) of the doctor sitting at a distance using wireless information and communication technology (ICT) network. The features of this technique include portability and non-invasive nature resulting in non-interference with the day to day activities of the patients. This technology is advantageous in the regions having limited resources and situations where continuous emergent diagnosis is required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical, Chemical, Biological signals, Smart sensing, Body area network, Wireless
Subjects: CSIO > Medical Instrumentation
Divisions: Medical Instrumentation
Depositing User: Ms. J Shrivastav
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2013 12:43
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2013 12:43

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