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On Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Adam Czubak
  • Jakub Wojtanowski
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 64)

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are ad-hoc networks in which small independent sensor nodes have limited energy, computational resources and wireless communication capabilities. Recently, both academia and industry have shown great interest in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks. This paper focuses on the practical applications in commerce and feasible future employment of WSNs. Continued advances of wireless communication technologies have led to the following fields of applications: habitat and environmental monitoring, security of buildings and property, oil and gas installations, mines and tunnels, emergency medical care, military applications. In the near future WSNs will certainly enter our homes and offices changing the way we monitor our nearest surrounding.

Keywords

Sensor Network Wireless Sensor Network Wireless Communication Technology Emergency Medical Care Smart Building 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Czubak
    • 1
  • Jakub Wojtanowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceOpole UniversityOpolePoland

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