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.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Robert N Foster