Detecting Vital Signs with Wearable Wireless Sensors

Tuba Yilmaz, Robert Foster, Yang Hao
  • Sensors, December 2010, MDPI AG
  • DOI: 10.3390/s101210837

What is it about?

This review paper surveys the state-of-the-art for monitoring various physiological signals using wearable devices that communicate wirelessly. The emphasis is on non-invasive monitoring of such signals for chronically ill patients. The potential for such systems to change modern health care provision makes this an important topic.

Why is it important?

The potential for wearable sensors to aid in better healthcare provision, particularly for chronic patients, has prompted significant research effort and investment. This review of the state-of-the-art also includes an overview of radio propagation issues not always discussed by system designers and others without an antenna or microwave engineering background.

Perspectives

Dr Robert N Foster
University of Birmingham

This brings together a wealth of material on techniques for monitoring various physiological signals that is still relevant today. Such reviews are also important to help gauge the progress and development of a field, and determine what problems are most challenging.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s101210837

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