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Information collection and monitoring tools are one of the most important applications of sensor networks. Wearable sensor based patient health monitoring is prevalent in healthcare industry. These monitoring systems are usually confined to hospital buildings or a comparable area. In this paper we present a solution that aims to expand patient monitoring over a wider area such as a remote village or town. The force behind this is that remote places usually lack proper health care facilities and good doctors to treat various diseases. The patients could be scattered in various places including hilly terrain, where doctors' frequent availability is not practicable. This issue has been addressed in this paper by the design and implementation of an Adhoc sensor network based solution The proposed technique is intended specifically for remote rural areas where the infrastructural facilities such as the internet, GSM/GPRS etc are not available. The patients can be monitored for various health parameters like pulse rate, level of insulin, blood pressure et al.
Date of Conference: 14-16 Nov. 2011