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TitleExtended health visibility in the hospital environment
Author(s)Fernández-López, Helena
Correia, J. H.
Simões, Ricardo
Afonso, José A.
KeywordsVital signs monitoring
Health monitoring device
Wireless sensor networks
Vital signals monitoring
Issue dateJan-2009
PublisherINSTICC Press
Abstract(s)Wireless sensor networks can help healthcare providers enhance patient monitoring and communication capabilities. This paper describes the present state of the development of a vital signal monitoring network applied to the hospital environment. The proposed network is based on non-obstructive sensors able to communicate through a low power wireless sensor network based on the ZigBee protocol. This network enables continuous patient monitoring, creating entirely new mechanisms for providing healthcare under a plethora of cases (e.g. post-op, continuous care, and chronic diseases). The main advantages of this system include increased patient mobility, faster detection of potential problems, real-time feedback to caregivers and patients, and faster response to emergency situations.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em livros de atas/Papers in proceedings
DEI - Artigos em atas de congressos internacionais

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