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A WBAN-based System for Health Monitoring at Home

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3 Author(s)
Chris A. Otto ; Lewis Innovative Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, AL, e-mail: ; Emil Jovanov ; Aleksandar Milenkovic

This paper describes a prototype system for continual health monitoring at home. The system consists of an unobtrusive wireless body area network (WBAN) and a home health server. The WBAN sensors monitor user's heart rate and locomotive activity and periodically upload time-stamped information to the home server. The home server may integrate this information into a local database for user's inspection or it may forward the information further to a medical server. The prototype may be used for ambulatory monitoring of patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation or for monitoring of elderly at home by informal caregivers.

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2006 3rd IEEE/EMBS International Summer School on Medical Devices and Biosensors

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4-6 Sept. 2006