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Sensors 2014, 14(2), 2397-2416; doi:10.3390/s140202397
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A Mobility Enabled Inpatient Monitoring System Using a ZigBee Medical Sensor Network

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Received: 2 November 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 17 January 2014 / Published: 30 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: This paper presents a ZigBee In-Patient Monitoring system embedded with a new ZigBee mobility management solution. The system enables ZigBee device mobility in a fixed ZigBee network. The usage, the architecture and the mobility framework are discussed in details in the paper. The evaluation shows that the new algorithm offers a good efficiency, resulting in a low management cost. In addition, the system can save lives by providing a panic button and can be used as a location tracking service. A case study focused on the Princes of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong is presented and findings are given. This investigation reveals that the developed mobile solutions offer promising value-added services for many potential ZigBee applications.
Keywords: ZigBee medical sensor network; mobility management; patient monitoring ZigBee medical sensor network; mobility management; patient monitoring
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Tung, H.C.; Tsang, K.F.; Lam, K.L.; Tung, H.Y.; Li, B.Y.S.; Yeung, L.F.; Ko, K.T.; Lau, W.H.; Rakocevic, V. A Mobility Enabled Inpatient Monitoring System Using a ZigBee Medical Sensor Network. Sensors 2014, 14, 2397-2416.

AMA Style

Tung HC, Tsang KF, Lam KL, Tung HY, Li BYS, Yeung LF, Ko KT, Lau WH, Rakocevic V. A Mobility Enabled Inpatient Monitoring System Using a ZigBee Medical Sensor Network. Sensors. 2014; 14(2):2397-2416.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Tung, Hoi C.; Tsang, Kim F.; Lam, Ka L.; Tung, Hoi Y.; Li, Benjamin Y.S.; Yeung, Lam F.; Ko, King T.; Lau, Wing H.; Rakocevic, Veselin. 2014. "A Mobility Enabled Inpatient Monitoring System Using a ZigBee Medical Sensor Network." Sensors 14, no. 2: 2397-2416.


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