Detecting Vital Signs with Wearable Wireless Sensors


Yilmaz T. , FOSTER R., HAO Y.

SENSORS, cilt.10, ss.10837-10862, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3390/s101210837
  • Dergi Adı: SENSORS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.10837-10862

Özet

The emergence of wireless technologies and advancements in on-body sensor design can enable change in the conventional health-care system, replacing it with wearable health-care systems, centred on the individual. Wearable monitoring systems can provide continuous physiological data, as well as better information regarding the general health of individuals. Thus, such vital-sign monitoring systems will reduce health-care costs by disease prevention and enhance the quality of life with disease management. In this paper, recent progress in non-invasive monitoring technologies for chronic disease management is reviewed. In particular, devices and techniques for monitoring blood pressure, blood glucose levels, cardiac activity and respiratory activity are discussed; in addition, on-body propagation issues for multiple sensors are presented.