Title: Wireless healthcare monitoring system with ZigBee communication link support

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

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: We present a framework for a wireless healthcare monitoring system with ZigBee communication link support. It has the capability to monitor vital signs from multiple biosensors. Biomedical signals are collected and processed using two-tier subsystems. The first stage is the mobile device carried on the body that runs a number of biosensors (internal subsystem). At the second stage, further processing is performed by a local base station (external subsystem) using the raw data transmitted on-request by the mobile device. The processed data as well as the analysis results are then monitored and diagnosed through a man-machine interface.

Keywords: vital signs; ZigBee protocol; autonomous healthcare; adaptive architecture; reliable data transmission; secure data transmission; reliability; security; healthcare monitoring; wireless monitoring; remote monitoring; biosensors; biomedical signals; mobile devices; healthcare technology; human-machine interface; HMI; patient monitoring.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2011.042417

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2011 Vol.9 No.2, pp.169 - 183

Published online: 08 Sep 2011 *

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