Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Monitoring: A Review

  • Suraiya TarannumEmail author
  • Shaista Farheen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 98)


A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) consists of innumerable, randomly positioned sensor nodes, which organize themselves into a co-operative network performing the three simple functions of communications, computations and sensing. Research and investigations in the area of WSN has become an extensive explorative area during the last decade, especially due to the challenges offered, Healthcare monitoring being one of them. This paper presents a review of current technologies and future trends on wearable and implantable Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN), a sub-class of WSN, for un-interrupted health monitoring of patients. The importance of WBANs in the medical field is gaining importance in present area of nuclear families, mainly to assist and take on the role of caretakers. Moreover, these scheme enable the chronically and terminally ill patients lead a life independently without the constant need of an attendant, besides providing quality care which is of utmost importance especially for the old and needy.


Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) Body Sensor Network (BSN) Personal Area Network (PAN) Healthcare 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HKBK College of EngineeringBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Dayananda Sagar College of EngineeringBengaluruIndia

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