Body Area Networks for Healthcare


Jones, V.M. and Bults, R.G.A. and Konstantas, D. and Vierhout, P.A.M. (2001) Body Area Networks for Healthcare. In: Wireless World Research Forum meeting, 17-18 Sept 2002, Stockholm, Sweden (pp. pp. 1-6).

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Abstract:The subject of this research proposal is the design and development of novel applications and services
targeting 4G wireless technologies. In previous papers [1, 2] we presented a vision of two future healthcare
applications which we call Virtual Trauma Team and Virtual Homecare Team. These are two instances of
the wider concept of Virtual Health Care Teams. These applications are based on emerging and future
wireless communication technologies. The technical research required to realise the vision of Virtual Health
Care Teams (VHCTs) involves a number of areas including wireless transmission systems supporting
broadband access, vehicle-based (fast roaming) networks (VANs), Body Area Networks (BANs), Personal
Area Networks (PANs) and ambient intelligent environments, with ad hoc networking enabling
communication between (roaming) professionals, clients and patients. In our vision of future delivery of
healthcare by VHCTs we anticipate ubiquitous use of BANs by citizens in general and by health
professionals, other carers and patients. This current research proposal focuses on applications relating to
the BAN elements of the VHCT vision.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional information:Imported from research group ASNA (ID number 164)
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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