Wireless sensor networks for health monitoring

Roozbeh Jafari
Andre Encarnacao
Azad Zahoory
Foad Dabiri
Majid Sarrafzadeh
The 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, IEEE Computer Society(2005), pp. 479-481


We propose a platform for health monitoring using wireless sensor networks. Our platform is a new architecture called CustoMed that will reduce the customization and reconfiguration time for medical systems that use reconfigurable embedded systems. This architecture is a network enabled system that supports various wearable sensors and contains on-board general computing capabilities for executing individually tailored event detection, alerts, and network communication with various medical informatics services. The customization of such system with a large number of "med nodes" is extremely fast even by non-engineering staff. In this paper, we present the architecture of such device along with experimental analysis that evaluates the performance of such system.

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