Design of Wearable Health Monitoring Systems: An Overview of Techniques and Technologies

Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 20)


Because of the increasing costs of healthcare, wearable health monitoring systems (WHMS) are catching a lot of attention of the research community. Such systems are more and more propelled by advances in technology such as miniaturization, sensing devices and wireless communications. This study aims to review and synthesis the main implementation techniques and technologies used to design WHM Systems on the basis of the typical WBAN three-tiers architecture where the Body Area Network (BAN) represents the key infrastructure of such systems.


Health monitoring Techniques Technologies Wearable Wireless Body sensor BSN WBAN E-health M-health Ageing 



Access Point


Body Area Network


Body Area Sensor Network


Body Control Unit


Bluetooth Low Energy


Body Sensor Network




General Packet Radio Service


Global Positioning System


Global System for Mobile communications


Graphical User Interface


Information and Communications Technology


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Internet Protocol


Infrared Data Association


Industrial, Scientific and Medical


Mobile Base Unit


Medical Implant Communication Service


Personal Device


Personal Digital Assistant


Personal Server


Premature Ventricular Complexes


Received Signal Strength


Sensor Front-End


Short Message Service


Universal Mobile Telecommunications System


Ultra-Wide Band


Wireless Body Area Network


Wearable Health Monitoring System


Wireless Fidelity


Wireless Local Area Network


Wireless Wide Area Network


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CERIST, Centre for Research on Scientific and Technical InformationAlgiersAlgeria
  2. 2.University of Béjaïa Mira AbderahmanBéjaïaAlgeria
  3. 3.USTHB, University of Technology and Science Houari BOUMEDIENEAlgiersAlgeria

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