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WIH-based IEEE 802.11 ECG monitoring implementation.

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Biomedical Engineering Faculty, Sciences and Researches Campus, Azad University, Tehran, Iran. moein@sr.iau.ac.ir

Abstract

New wireless technologies make possible the implementation of high level integration wireless devices which allow the replacement of traditional large wired monitoring devices. It offers new functionalities to physicians and will reduce the costs. Among these functionalities, biomedical signals can be sent to other devices (PDA, PC . . . ) or processing centers, without restricting the patients' mobility. This article discusses the WIH (Ward-In-Hand) structure and the software required for its implementation before an operational example is presented with its results. The aim of this project is the development and implementation of a reduced size electrocardiograph based on IEEE 802.11 with high speed and more accuracy, which allows wireless monitoring of patients, and the insertion of the information into the Wi-Fi hospital networks.

PMID:
18002795
DOI:
10.1109/IEMBS.2007.4353129
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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