ZigBee based wireless sensor networks and their use in medical and health care domain

Zhang, Zhongwei and Hu, Xiaohua (2013) ZigBee based wireless sensor networks and their use in medical and health care domain. In: 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2013), 3-5 Dec 2013, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Smart and affordable medical and health care have been always described as a dream coming true despite the ever growing cost of providing such care services to hospitals and nursing homes. Pervasive sensing and wireless networking technology possess the potential to the provisions of quality medical or health care with relatively lower cost. One of achievements that hold the promise is the wireless sensor networks (WSNs) technology, in particular, the medical wireless sensor networks. Medical wireless sensor networks (WSNs) typically include Wireless Body Area Networks(WBANs), and Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs). In virtue of low communication range(<250m) and low data transmission rate(250bps), WPANs have a promising prospect of being deployed in the medical and health care domains. In this paper, we deliberate the viability and the effectiveness of exploiting a modified OPEN-ZB simulation model to study the functionality of WPANs that would be deployed in the domain of medical and health care. Based on the OPEN-ZB simulation model, we construct two types of WPANs and explore the feasibility of the WPANs deployment in two scenarios.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 21:33
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 01:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless sensor networks; ZigBee; medical care; health care
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/ICSensT.2013.6727754
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24728

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