EXTENDED HEALTH VISIBILITY IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT

H. Fernández López, J. A. Afonso, J. H. Correia, Ricardo Simões

Abstract

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.

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in Harvard Style

López H., Afonso J., Correia J. and Simões R. (2009). EXTENDED HEALTH VISIBILITY IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111- 64-7, pages 422-425. DOI: 10.5220/0001551304220425


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices09,
author={H. Fernández López and J. A. Afonso and J. H. Correia and Ricardo Simões},
title={EXTENDED HEALTH VISIBILITY IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={422-425},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001551304220425},
isbn={978-989-8111- 64-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - EXTENDED HEALTH VISIBILITY IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT
SN - 978-989-8111- 64-7
AU - López H.
AU - Afonso J.
AU - Correia J.
AU - Simões R.
PY - 2009
SP - 422
EP - 425
DO - 10.5220/0001551304220425