Sensor Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare
AbstractWireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are vulnerable to various sensor faults and faulty measurements. This vulnerability hinders efficient and timely response in various WSN applications, such as healthcare. For example, faulty measurements can create false alarms which may require unnecessary intervention from healthcare personnel. Therefore, an approach to differentiate between real medical conditions and false alarms will improve remote patient monitoring systems and quality of healthcare service afforded by WSN. In this paper, a novel approach is proposed to detect sensor anomaly by analyzing collected physiological data from medical sensors. The objective of this method is to effectively distinguish false alarms from true alarms. It predicts a sensor value from historic values and compares it with the actual sensed value for a particular instance. The difference is compared against a threshold value, which is dynamically adjusted, to ascertain whether the sensor value is anomalous. The proposed approach has been applied to real healthcare datasets and compared with existing approaches. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system, providing high Detection Rate (DR) and low False Positive Rate (FPR). View Full-Text
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Haque, S.A.; Rahman, M.; Aziz, S.M. Sensor Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare. Sensors 2015, 15, 8764-8786.
Haque SA, Rahman M, Aziz SM. Sensor Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare. Sensors. 2015; 15(4):8764-8786.Chicago/Turabian Style
Haque, Shah A.; Rahman, Mustafizur; Aziz, Syed M. 2015. "Sensor Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare." Sensors 15, no. 4: 8764-8786.