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Using Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks in a Telemonitoring System for Healthcare

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4 Author(s)
Corchado, J.M. ; Fac. of Sci. & Biomedicine, Univ. of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain ; Bajo, J. ; Tapia, D.I. ; Abraham, A.

Ambient intelligence has acquired great importance in recent years and requires the development of new innovative solutions. This paper presents a distributed telemonitoring system, aimed at improving healthcare and assistance to dependent people at their homes. The system implements a service-oriented architecture based platform, which allows heterogeneous wireless sensor networks to communicate in a distributed way independent of time and location restrictions. This approach provides the system with a higher ability to recover from errors and a better flexibility to change their behavior at execution time. Preliminary results are presented in this paper.

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Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 2 )