Bluetooth-Based Sensor Networks for Remotely Monitoring the Physiological Signals of a Patient

Ying Zhang, Hannan Xiao

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    Integrating intelligent medical microsensors into a wireless communication network makes it possible to remotely collect physiological signals of a patient, release the patient from being tethered to monitoring medical instrumentations, and facilitate the patient's early hospital discharge. This can further improve life quality by providing continuous observation without the need of disrupting the patient's normal life, thus reducing the risk of infection significantly, and decreasing the cost of the hospital and the patient. This paper discusses the implementation issues, and describes the overall system architecture of our developed Bluetooth sensor network for patient monitoring and the corresponding heart activity sensors. It also presents our approach to developing the intelligent physiological sensor nodes involving integration of Bluetooth radio technology, hardware and software organization, and our solutions for onboard signal processing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1040-1048
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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