Wireless and Mobile Technologies
In this chapter, wireless technologies and networks are presented. These include cellular networks, wireless LANs, satellites, sensors, RFID, Bluetooth, ZigBee and Fixed wireless networks. More specifically, the characteristics of different wireless networks are presented, and how wireless networks can be used in health monitoring is shown. It is also shown how their individual characteristics would affect their suitability for wireless health monitoring.
KeywordsMigration Microwave Europe Attenuation Iridium
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