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Telemed J E Health. 2009 Jan;15(1):73-9. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2008.0056.

Elderly patient monitoring system using a wireless sensor network.

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Department of Computer Science Engineering, Kalasalingam University, Nadu, India.


With demographic changes of the aging population and an increasing number of people living alone, pervasive home monitoring is set to play an important role in maintaining the independence and improving the quality of life for elderly persons at a lower cost. The present development of the demography of elderly people in the Western world will generate a shortage of caretakers for elderly people in the near future. The new concept of health monitoring is advanced by which health parameters are automatically monitored at home without disturbing daily activities. The proposed system is a network that supports various wearable sensors and contains on-board general computing capabilities for individual event detection, alerts, and communications with various medical informatics services. The purpose of our system is to provide extended monitoring for elderly patients under drug therapy after infarction, data collection in some particular cases, and remote consultation for elderly people.

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