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Sensors 2016, 16(6), 831; doi:10.3390/s16060831

A Survey on Wireless Body Area Networks for eHealthcare Systems in Residential Environments

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
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Department to Biomedical Engineering, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AY, UK
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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bristol University, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
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Academic Editor: Panicos Kyriacou
Received: 12 April 2016 / Revised: 23 May 2016 / Accepted: 2 June 2016 / Published: 7 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Sensors for Globalized Healthy Living and Wellbeing)
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Abstract

Current progress in wearable and implanted health monitoring technologies has strong potential to alter the future of healthcare services by enabling ubiquitous monitoring of patients. A typical health monitoring system consists of a network of wearable or implanted sensors that constantly monitor physiological parameters. Collected data are relayed using existing wireless communication protocols to a base station for additional processing. This article provides researchers with information to compare the existing low-power communication technologies that can potentially support the rapid development and deployment of WBAN systems, and mainly focuses on remote monitoring of elderly or chronically ill patients in residential environments. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomedical; eHealthcare; information and communications technology (ICT); telemonitoring; wireless body area network (WBAN); wireless technology biomedical; eHealthcare; information and communications technology (ICT); telemonitoring; wireless body area network (WBAN); wireless technology
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Ghamari, M.; Janko, B.; Sherratt, R.S.; Harwin, W.; Piechockic, R.; Soltanpur, C. A Survey on Wireless Body Area Networks for eHealthcare Systems in Residential Environments. Sensors 2016, 16, 831.

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