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Sensors (Basel). 2014 Apr 22;14(4):7096-119. doi: 10.3390/s140407096.

WiSPH: a wireless sensor network-based home care monitoring system.

Author information

1
College of Telematics, University of Colima, Avenida Universidad 333, C.P. 28045 Colima, Col., Mexico. pedro_magana@ucol.mx.
2
College of Telematics, University of Colima, Avenida Universidad 333, C.P. 28045 Colima, Col., Mexico. arted@ucol.mx.
3
Department of Innovation and Technological Development, Siteldi Solutions S.A. de C.V., 111 Canario Street, C.P. 28017 Colima, Col., Mexico. nestor.cardenas@siteldisolutions.mx.
4
Department of Innovation and Technological Development, Siteldi Solutions S.A. de C.V., 111 Canario Street, C.P. 28017 Colima, Col., Mexico. jose.aguilar@siteldisolutions.mx.
5
Department of Innovation and Technological Development, Siteldi Solutions S.A. de C.V., 111 Canario Street, C.P. 28017 Colima, Col., Mexico. cesar.buenrostro@corporativostr.com.
6
Department of Innovation and Technological Development, Siteldi Solutions S.A. de C.V., 111 Canario Street, C.P. 28017 Colima, Col., Mexico. aldo.medina@corporativostr.com.

Abstract

This paper presents a system based on WSN technology capable of monitoring heart rate and the rate of motion of seniors within their homes. The system is capable of remotely alerting specialists, caretakers or family members via a smartphone of rapid physiological changes due to falls, tachycardia or bradycardia. This work was carried out using our workgroup's WiSe platform, which we previously developed for use in WSNs. The proposed WSN architecture is flexible, allowing for greater scalability to better allow event-based monitoring. The architecture also provides security mechanisms to assure that the monitored and/or stored data can only be accessed by authorized individuals or devices. The aforementioned characteristics provide the network versatility and solidity required for use in health applications.

PMID:
24759112
PMCID:
PMC4029648
DOI:
10.3390/s140407096
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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