A pervasive body sensor network for measuring postoperative recovery at home.

  title={A pervasive body sensor network for measuring postoperative recovery at home.},
  author={Omer Aziz and Louis Atallah and B Lo and M Elhelw and Lei Wang and Gaung Zhong Yang and Ara Darzi},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  volume={14 2},
Patients going home following major surgery are susceptible to complications such as wound infection, abscess formation, malnutrition, poor analgesia, and depression, all of which can develop after the fifth postoperative day and slow recovery. Although current hospital recovery monitoring systems are effective during perioperative and early postoperative periods, they cannot be used when the patient is at home. Measuring and quantifying home recovery is currently a subjective and labor… CONTINUE READING
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