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Short-range wireless network and wearable bio-sensors for healthcare applications

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1 Author(s)
Nakajima, N. ; Univ. of Electro-Commun., Chofu, Japan

Currently available wireless technologies and wearable bio-sensors for healthcare applications are reviewed. In most of the case, the wireless is applied only for point to point communication between the sensor and monitor. In this paper, a wireless network for healthcare applications is proposed. This network provides various functions useful for healthcare purpose and in the hospital. Functions are, wireless nurse call, positioning and continuous bio-information detection. Improvement in the accuracy and stability of the sensor is investigated for wrist watch type temperature and pulse sensors. Plus-minus 0.2 degree accuracy was obtained for the temperature sensor and stable pulse detection became possible for pulse sensor. Inner ear type pulse sensor is also proposed.

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Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, 2009. ISABEL 2009. 2nd International Symposium on

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24-27 Nov. 2009