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Wireless Smart Monitoring of Patient Health Data in a Hospital Setup

  • Alexander Bødker Andersen
  • Albena MihovskaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 283)

Abstract

Monitoring of patient health data is an important part of the medical treatment of a patient. This paper studies how wireless smart technology for patient monitoring can be used and implemented in a hospital setup. The research focuses on the patients and the clinical perspective on how wireless monitoring of health data in the hospital can be utilized for support of mobility of the patients and for cost-efficiency of the patient pathway during hospitalization. Furthermore, is it investigated which strategic considerations should be made before developing and implementing the technology. It is proposed to design the wireless monitoring system in the hospital as a LPWAN network system with the DASH7 network protocol for data transmission as it would have the advantages of low cost, long range and low-energy consumption. The results indicate that patients will benefit from the implementation of a wireless monitoring system in terms of increased mobility at the hospital. Moreover, the clinical personnel could potentially achieve a decrease in workload and an improvement of the quality of treatments.

Keywords

Wireless monitoring Healthcare IoT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BTECHAarhus UniversityHerningDenmark

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