Wireless Health Monitoring: Requirements and Examples

  • Upkar Varshney

Wireless health monitoring systems can be used to monitor patients’ health anywhere anytime without affecting their daily lifestyle and to more effectively use the limited healthcare resources. In this chapter, we discuss the health monitoring environment, general monitoring requirements, vital signs, and some examples of health monitoring. We discuss how vital signs can be obtained and what specific vital signs can be used in detecting certain health conditions. Several examples are also presented, including monitoring of sleep apnea, arrhythmias, and stress. We conclude the chapter by identifying several possible monitoring types for the future work.


Global Position System Sleep Apnea Vital Sign Health Monitoring Health Monitoring System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia State University AtlantaUSA

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