Architecture of a wireless sensor network for vital signs transmission in hospital setting

Hossein Fariborzi*, Mahmoud Moghavvemi

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Abstract

This paper proposes the architecture of a ubiquitous healthcare system for hospitals and care institutions which is based on application of wireless sensor networks. This system aims to obtain vital signals like ECG and body temperature from multiple patients and transmit it through wireless network to the network coordinator node which is under direct supervision of physician and expert hospital staffs. The wireless nodes that have been utilized for demonstration of the system are tmote sky from Moteiv, which are compatible with IEEE 802.15.4 standard and emerging ZigBee technology for low power applications. To establish and maintain the network for large number of mobile nodes and increase the network lifetime, mesh topology and an energy-aware link-quality-based version of source routing protocol has been used in this system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 International Conference on Convergence Information Technology, ICCIT 2007
Pages745-749
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Convergent Information Technology, ICCIT 07 - Gyongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 21 2007Nov 23 2007

Publication series

Name2007 International Conference on Convergence Information Technology, ICCIT 2007

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Convergent Information Technology, ICCIT 07
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyongju
Period11/21/0711/23/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication
  • Information Systems and Management

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