Wearable Healthcare System

  • Jerald YooEmail author
  • Hoi-Jun Yoo
Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)


With the world aging, chronic diseases are becoming the major causes of death around the world. For example, according to US National Center for Health Statistics, major chronic disease such as heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus account for 35.6% of death in US in the year 2005 [1] (Fig. 10.1). An important perspective of the chronic diseases is that the sooner they are detected, the better prognoses the patients will have. However, asymptomatic or intermittent properties of many chronic problems lead to difficulties: therefore, long-term continuous health monitoring is essential in detecting and treating with the diseases [2, 3].


Network Controller Instrumentation Amplifier Body Sensor Network Vibration Energy Harvester Programmable Gain Amplifier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Microsystems EngineeringMasdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST)Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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