Detecting Vital Signs with Wearable Wireless Sensors


Yilmaz T., FOSTER R., HAO Y.

SENSORS, vol.10, no.12, pp.10837-10862, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/s101210837
  • Journal Name: SENSORS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.10837-10862
  • Keywords: on-body sensors, wearable sensors, RF sensing, wireless telemetry, BAN networks, ARTERIAL-BLOOD PRESSURE, HANDSET ANTENNA, CALIBRATION, SPECTROSCOPY, NETWORKS, DESIGN

Abstract

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.