A comprehensive health and patient monitoring and data recording system has been developed using wireless sensor networks and supporting device and web infrastructure. This paper describes the components of the overall system. This includes the network architecture, node architecture, software infrastructure for recording data locally on servers as well as on Microsoft HealthVault data repository.
A. L. Praveen Aroul, William Walker, Dinesh Bhatia
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas
Rapid rise in the size of aging population combined with the rise in the healthcare costs is demanding cost effective and reliable patient monitoring systems. Monitoring patients and maintaining their health records is important for effective disease and health management. Technologies that support effective patient monitoring will not only reduce burden on the existing healthcare system but also mitigate healthcare cost impact on the overall economy of the nation. Several solutions that make use of various modalities of communication have been proposed. In this paper we describe our ongoing efforts towards building cost effective, low power, and ubiquitous patient monitoring systems. We describe our vision, supporting architectures and, software infrastructure for the patient monitoring system.
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