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Body Sensors: Wireless Access to Physiological Data

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2 Author(s)
Jurik, A.D. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA ; Weaver, A.C.

An area often neglected in software technology is where software meets biology. We'll approach this topic with one of the major interfaces between human beings and information technology: body sensors. These sensors mostly operate as interfaces to relatively small software components attached to or implanted into human bodies, such as pacemakers. They provide bidirectional communication interfaces between a person and a remote information system that provides healthcare services, diagnosis, or upgrades. The authors offer an overview of this rather old yet fast-evolving technology and show how to cope with design constraints.

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 1 )