Title

Long Range Wireless Data Acquisition Sensor System for Health Care Application

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Applied Cyber-Physical Systems

Inclusive pages

209-227

Publisher

Springer

ISBN/ISSN

978-1-4614-7335-0

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

In today’s health care environment, it is common to have patient connected to several medical devices simultaneously. These devices can be responsible for monitoring several critical patient parameters such as body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. Medical professionals who are in close proximity to these devices get the information provided by various devices and take the necessary action needed such as adjusting the dose of the drug delivered or regulate the breathing. Patient’s life supporting units become totally dependent on medical professionals. Humans are subject to fatigue, miscommunication, distractions, and misinterpretation of the information, and several other factors. These can produce an undesirable patient outcome.

Disciplines

Engineering

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