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Sensors 2010, 10(12), 10837-10862; doi:10.3390/s101210837

Detecting Vital Signs with Wearable Wireless Sensors

Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, UK
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Received: 18 October 2010 / Revised: 20 November 2010 / Accepted: 25 November 2010 / Published: 2 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors in Biomechanics and Biomedicine)
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The emergence of wireless technologies and advancements in on-body sensor design can enable change in the conventional health-care system, replacing it with wearable health-care systems, centred on the individual. Wearable monitoring systems can provide continuous physiological data, as well as better information regarding the general health of individuals. Thus, such vital-sign monitoring systems will reduce health-care costs by disease prevention and enhance the quality of life with disease management. In this paper, recent progress in non-invasive monitoring technologies for chronic disease management is reviewed. In particular, devices and techniques for monitoring blood pressure, blood glucose levels, cardiac activity and respiratory activity are discussed; in addition, on-body propagation issues for multiple sensors are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: on-body sensors; wearable sensors; RF sensing; wireless telemetry; BAN networks on-body sensors; wearable sensors; RF sensing; wireless telemetry; BAN networks
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Yilmaz, T.; Foster, R.; Hao, Y. Detecting Vital Signs with Wearable Wireless Sensors. Sensors 2010, 10, 10837-10862.

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