Title: Multi-purpose healthcare telemedicine system with ISM band communication link support

Authors: N. Hamza, L. Khriji, F. Touati

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 33, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 33, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 33, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Abstract: Rapid advances in information technology and telecommunications, and more specifically wireless and mobile communications are leading to the emergence of a new type of information infrastructure that has the potential of supporting an array of advanced services for healthcare. This paper developed a wireless biomedical sensor network prototype system based on Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band for healthcare. It offers flexibility and mobility to save cost and energy spent on wiring. The framework hardware and software structure, related programming, the accuracy of the system and an optimisation of power consumption are also discussed in this paper.

Keywords: biomedical sensors; ISM band; autonomous healthcare; reconfigurable system; energy saving; telemedicine; wireless sensor networks; wireless networks; biomedical WSNs; healthcare technology; accuracy; power consumption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2010.034088

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.11 No.3, pp.176 - 192

Available online: 12 Jul 2010 *

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