Advertisement

Wireless Health Monitoring: Requirements and Examples

Chapter

Wireless health monitoring systems can be used to monitor patients’ health anywhere anytime without affecting their daily lifestyle and to more effectively use the limited healthcare resources. In this chapter, we discuss the health monitoring environment, general monitoring requirements, vital signs, and some examples of health monitoring. We discuss how vital signs can be obtained and what specific vital signs can be used in detecting certain health conditions. Several examples are also presented, including monitoring of sleep apnea, arrhythmias, and stress. We conclude the chapter by identifying several possible monitoring types for the future work.

Keywords

Global Position System Sleep Apnea Vital Sign Health Monitoring Health Monitoring System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    [1] Kern S, Jaron D (2003) Healthcare technology, economics and policy: an evolving balance. IEEE Eng. Med Biol. Mag. 22(1): 1619, Jan-FebCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    The website for aging and disability statistics: http://www.census.gov/Press-Release (March 2006)
  3. [3]
    Toledo P, Jimenez S, Pozo F, Roca J, Alonso A, Hernandez C A telemedicine experience for chronic care in COPD. IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine (in press)Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    [4] Stanford V (2002) Using pervasive computing to deliver elder care. IEEE Perv. Comp. 1(1): 1013, Jan-MarchCrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  5. [5]
    Boric-Lubecke O, Lubecke V (2002) Wireless House Calls: Using Communications Technology for Health Care and Monitoring”, IEEE Microwave Mag. 43–48, Sept.Google Scholar
  6. [6]
    [6] Costlow T (2004) RFID monitors help trim health costs. IEEE Perv. Comp., 3(1):9, Jan.-MarchCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. [7]
    [7] Stefanov D, Bien Z, Bang W (2004) The smart house for older persons and persons with physical disabilities: structure, technology, arrangements, and perspectives. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 12(2):228250, JuneCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. [8]
    Jovanov E, Milenkovi A, Otto C, De Groen P, Johnson B, Warren S, Taibi G (2005) A WBAN system for ambulatory monitoring of physical activity and health status: applications and challenges. Proc. 27th Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., 3810–3813Google Scholar
  9. [9]
    Lymberis A (2003) Smart wearable systems for personalised health management: current R&D and future challenges. Proc. 25th Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., 3716–3719Google Scholar
  10. [10]
    Ogawa M, Togawa T (2003) The concept of home health monitoring. In Proc. of 5th International Workshop on Enterprise Networking and Computing in Healthcare Industry (Healthcom)Google Scholar
  11. [11]
    [11] Lin C, Chiu M, Hsiao C, Lee R, Tsai Y (2006) A wireless healthcare service system for elderly with dementia. IEEE Trans. Inf. Technol. Biomed, 10(2): 696704, OctoberCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. [12]
  13. [13]
  14. [14]
  15. [15]
    Sixsmith A, Johnson N (2004) A smart sensor to detect the falls of the elderly. IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, pp 42–47, April-JuneGoogle Scholar
  16. [16]
    Liszka K, Mackin M, Lichter M, York D, Pillai D, Rosenbaum D (2004) Keeping a beat on the heart. IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, pp 42–49, Oct-DecGoogle Scholar
  17. [17]
    [17] Istepanian R, Petrosian A (2000) Optimal zonal wavelet-based ECG data compression for a mobile telecardiology system. IEEE Trans on IT in Biomedicine 4(3):200211, SeptCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. [18]
    [18] Al-Fahoum A (2006) Quality Assessment of ECG Compression Techniques Using a Wavelet-Based Diagnostic Measure. IEEE Trans on IT in Biomedicine 10(1):182191CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. [19]
  20. [20]
    [20] Battacharya J, Kanjibal P, Muralidhar V (2001) Analysis and characterization of photoplethysmographic signal. IEEE Trans on Biomedical Engineering 48(1):511CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. [21]
    [21] Spenko M, Yu H, Dubowsky S (2006) Robotic personal aids for mobility and monitoring for the elderly. IEEE Trans. Neu. Syst. Rehab. Eng., 14(3):344351, Sept.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. [22]
    Hauptmann A, Gao J, Yan R, Qi Y, Yang J, Wactlar H (2004) Automated analysis of nursing home observations. IEEE Perv. Comput. 15–21, April-JuneGoogle Scholar
  23. [23]
    Several sessions with S. Varshney, MD on describing medical case and deriving wireless health monitoring requirements, 2004–2007Google Scholar
  24. [24]
    AMA Concise Medical Encyclopedia, 2006.Google Scholar
  25. [25]
  26. [26]
    [26] Oliver N, Flores-Mangas F (2007) HealthGear: automatic sleep apnea detection and monitoring with a mobile phone. Journal of Communications, 2(2):19, MarchCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. [27]
    [27] Anliker U, Ward J, Luckowicz P, (2004) AMON: A wearable multiparameter medical monitoring and alert system. IEEE Trans on IT in Biomedicine 8(4):415427, DecCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. [28]
    Asada H, Shaltis P, Reisner A, Rhee S, Hutchinson R (2003) Mobile monitoring with wearable photoplethysmographic biosensors. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag, May-June, pp 28–40Google Scholar
  29. [29]
    Jovanov E, O’Donnel A, Morgan A, Priddy B, Hormigo R (2002) Prolonged telemetric monitoring of heart rate variability using wireless intelligent sensors and a mobile gateway. In Proc. Second Joint IEEE EMBS/BMES Conference, 1875–1876Google Scholar
  30. [30]
    Ross P (2004) Managing care through the air. IEEE Spectrum, December, pp 26–31Google Scholar
  31. [31]
    Korhonen I, Parkka J, Gils M (2003) Health monitoring in the home of the future. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag, pp 66–73, May-JuneGoogle Scholar
  32. [32]
    [32] Kang J, Yoo T, Kim H (2006) A wrist-worn integrated health monitoring instrument with a tele-reporting device for telemedicine and telecare. IEEE Trans. Instru. Measur. 55(5):16551661, Oct.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. [33]
    [33] Paradiso R, Loriga G, Taccini N (2005) A wearable health care system based on knitted integrated sensors. IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine 9(3):337344, Sept.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. [34]
    Shaltis P, Reisner A, Asada H (2006) Wearable, cuff-less PPG-based blood pressure monitor with novel height sensor. Proc. 28th Annu. Int. Conf. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc., 908–911Google Scholar
  35. [35]
    [35] Hadzievski L, Bojovic B, Vukcevic V, Belicev P, Pavlovic S, Vasiljevic-Pokrajcic Z, Ostojic M (2004) A novel mobile transtelephonic system with synthesized 12-lead ECG. IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine 8(4):428438, Dec.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. [36]
    [36] Meyer C, Gavela J, Harris M (2006) Combining algorithms in automatic detection of QRS complexes in ECG signals. IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine 10(3):468475, July.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. [37]
    [37] Kim B, Yoo S, Lee M (2006) Wavelet-based low-delay ECG compression algorithm for continuous ECG transmission. IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine 10(1):7783, Jan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. [38]
    [38] Finlay D, Nugent C, Donnelly M, McCullagh P, Black N (2008) Optimal electrocardiographic lead systems: practical scenarios in smart clothing and wearable health systems. IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine 12(4):433441, July.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. [39]
    [39] Korostynska O, Arshak K, Gill E, Arshak A (2008) Review Paper: Materials and Techniques for in vivo pH monitoring. IEEE Sensors Journal 8(1): 2028, Jan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. [40]
    [40] Van Ham J, Naert I, Puers R (2007) Design and packaging of a fully autonomous medical monitoring system for dental applications. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-Part I 54(1): 200208, Jan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. [41]
    Cheng J, Jeng J, Chiang Z (2006) Heart rate measurement in the presence of noises. Proceedings of First International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (IEEE), Nov.Google Scholar
  42. [42]
    Steele R, Secombe C, Brookes W (2006) Using wireless sensor networks for aged care: the patient’s perspective. Proceedings of First International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (IEEE), Nov.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag US 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia State University AtlantaUSA

Personalised recommendations