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IP-based ubiquitous sensor network for in-home healthcare monitoring

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7 Author(s)
Singh, D. ; Dept. of Ubiquitous IT, Dongseo Univ., Busan, South Korea ; Singh, S. ; Singh, M. ; Hsein-Ping Kew
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A LoWPAN is a communication network that allows wireless connectivity in varies applications due to its unique advantages. LoWPANs can be benefit from IP and thus IPv6 networking formed. The combination of IP over LoWPAN is 6lowpan (IPv6 over low power wireless personal area networks). IP in WSNs can eliminate the need of translation gateway and other similar devices used in current WSNs. It allows direct access of a commercial PDA running J2ME application to monitor data. Low-power wireless personal area networks (LoWPANs) conform to the IEEE 802.15.4-2003 standard. In this paper we propose prototype for global homecare monitoring system and design MAC for patient data. Results show the performance biomedical data delivery to the gateway. The patient freely moves inside to his personal home area and doctor can continuously monitor to his patient's signal. The biomedical ECG signals are transmitted to 6lowpan and then routed to the gateway internet using routing protocols.

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Multimedia, Signal Processing and Communication Technologies, 2009. IMPACT '09. International

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14-16 March 2009