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A mobility enabled inpatient monitoring system using a ZigBee medical sensor network

Tung, H. C., Tsang, K. F., Lam, K. L., Tung, H. Y., Li, B. Y., Yeung, L. F., Ko, K. T., Lau, W. H. and Rakocevic, V. (2014). A mobility enabled inpatient monitoring system using a ZigBee medical sensor network. Sensors, 14(2), pp. 2397-2416. doi: 10.3390/s140202397

Abstract

This paper presents a ZigBee In-Patient Monitoring system embedded with a new ZigBee mobility management solution. The system enables ZigBee device mobility in a fixed ZigBee network. The usage, the architecture and the mobility framework are discussed in details in the paper. The evaluation shows that the new algorithm offers a good efficiency, resulting in a low management cost. In addition, the system can save lives by providing a panic button and can be used as a location tracking service. A case study focused on the Princes of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong is presented and findings are given. This investigation reveals that the developed mobile solutions offer promising value-added services for many potential ZigBee applications.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: ZigBee medical sensor network, mobility management, patient monitoring
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3675
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