Reliable clinical monitoring using wireless sensor networks: experiences in a step-down hospital unit

@inproceedings{Chipara2010ReliableCM,
  title={Reliable clinical monitoring using wireless sensor networks: experiences in a step-down hospital unit},
  author={Octav Chipara and Chenyang Lu and Thomas C. Bailey and Gruia-Catalin Roman},
  booktitle={SenSys '10},
  year={2010}
}
This paper presents the design, deployment, and empirical study of a wireless clinical monitoring system that collects pulse and oxygen saturation readings from patients. The primary contribution of this paper is an in-depth clinical trial that assesses the feasibility of wireless sensor networks for patient monitoring in general hospital units. We present a detailed analysis of the system reliability from a long term hospital deployment over seven months involving 41 patients in a step-down… Expand
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