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Pulmonary disease management system with distributed wearable sensors

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3 Author(s)
Yongji Fu ; Sharp Laboratories of America 5750 NW Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607 USA ; Deepak Ayyagari ; Nhedti Colquitt

A pulmonary disease management system with on-body and near-body sensors is introduced in this presentation. The system is wearable for continuous ambulatory monitoring. Distributed sensor data is transferred through a wireless body area network (BAN) to a central controller for real time analysis. Physiological and environmental parameters are monitored and analyzed using prevailing clinical guidelines for self-management of environmentally-linked pulmonary ailments. The system provides patients with reminders, warnings, and instructions to reduce emergency room and physician visits, and improve clinical outcomes.

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2009 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Date of Conference:

3-6 Sept. 2009