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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. & 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


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 Science & Technology > Engineering
School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0.

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