Wireless body sensor networks for health-monitoring applications.

@article{Hao2008WirelessBS,
  title={Wireless body sensor networks for health-monitoring applications.},
  author={Yang Hao and Robert Foster},
  journal={Physiological measurement},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={
          R27-56
        }
}
  • Y. Hao, R. Foster
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Physiological measurement
Current wireless technologies, such as wireless body area networks and wireless personal area networks, provide promising applications in medical monitoring systems to measure specified physiological data and also provide location-based information, if required. With the increasing sophistication of wearable and implantable medical devices and their integration with wireless sensors, an ever-expanding range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications is being pursued by research and commercial… 
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