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Collective Sensing for Health Care

  • Mehmet Rasit Yuce
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors book series (SSSENSORS, volume 13)

Abstract

A wireless sensing system when implemented in health-care settings can provide significant advantages over the traditional patient data collection schemes by facilitating faster response, better rehabilitation, and improved patient care. Unlike industrial and environmental sensor network systems, the application of wireless sensor networks in health care requires the use of multiple sensors on many patients. This chapter discusses implementation issues and presents details of techniques for implementation of wireless sensors in large-scale health-care environments for remote patient monitoring.

Keywords

Patient monitoring Telemedicine Wearable sensors Wireless sensors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Systems EngineeringMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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