Technologies for Motion Measurements in Connected Health Scenario

  • Pasquale Daponte
  • Luca De Vito
  • Gianluca Mazzilli
  • Sergio RapuanoEmail author
  • Ioan Tudosa


Connected Health, also known as Technology-Enabled Care (TEC), refers to a conceptual model for health management where devices, services, or interventions are designed around the patient’s needs and health-related data is shared in such a way that the patient can receive care in the most proactive and efficient manner. In particular, TEC enables the remote exchange of information, mainly between a patient and a healthcare professional, to monitor health status, and to assist in diagnosis. To that aim recent advances in pervasive sensing, mobile, and communication technologies have led to the deployment of new smart sensors that can be worn without affecting a person’s daily activities. This chapter encompasses a brief literature review on TEC challenges, with a focus on the key technologies enabling the development of wearable solutions for remote human motion tracking. A wireless sensor network-based remote monitoring system, together with the main challenges and limitations that are likely to be faced during its implementation is also discussed, with a glimpse at its application.


Motion measurements Connected health Body area sensor network IMU Healthcare 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pasquale Daponte
    • 1
  • Luca De Vito
    • 1
  • Gianluca Mazzilli
    • 1
  • Sergio Rapuano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ioan Tudosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of SannioBeneventoItaly

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