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Patient monitoring systems are gaining their importance as the fast-growing global elderly population increases demands for caretaking. These systems use wireless technologies to transmit vital signs for medical evaluation. In a multihop ZigBee network, the existing systems usually use broadcast or multicast schemes to increase the reliability of signals(More)
—Accidental falls are common causes of serious injury and health threats in the elder population. To deliver adequate medical support, the robust and immediate falls detection is important. Since the fall detection in the elderly remains a major challenge in the public health domain, effective fall-detection will provide urgent support and dramatically(More)
Falls are the primary cause of accidents among the elderly and frequently cause fatal and non-fatal injuries associated with a large amount of medical costs. Fall detection using wearable wireless sensor nodes has the potential of improving elderly telecare. This investigation proposes a ZigBee-based location-aware fall detection system for elderly telecare(More)
Since elderly obliviousness causes social inconvenience and psychical complaint, elders often forget daily schedules and miss their personal belongings such pillboxes or keys. Recently, technological advancements have spurred various ideas and innovations to apply on elder independent living. In this article, we proposed an intelligent RFID (Radio Frequency(More)
Location-awareness computing enables services based on the current location of a user. By adding a layer of location-awareness intelligence to the VoWLAN platform, a location-enabled VoWLAN service may further bring seamless connections for medical professionals to communicate and collaborate with each other efficiently. It significantly aids the locating(More)
—It has been demonstrated that effective communications among specialists is essential in the delivery of high quality of patient care. A location-enabled VoWLAN service may further bring seamless connections for medical professionals to communicate and collaborate with each other efficiently. It greatly assists the locating relative professionals in(More)