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Towards Assistive Healthcare: prototyping advances in wireless sensor network (WSN) system integration and application

Messina, M and Lawrence, E and Navarro, KF and Lubrin, E (2007) Towards Assistive Healthcare: prototyping advances in wireless sensor network (WSN) system integration and application. In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conferences . (IADIS International Conference - Wireless Applications and Computing 2007, 6th - 8th July 2007, Lisbon, Portugal.).

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Abstract

The large increase in Australia’s aging population promises to be major economic and social issue for local, state and federal Government bodies. The healthcare budget is expected to increase dramatically and the burden on healthcare services will require not only a massive injection of capital funds but an increase in qualified care givers. The authors believe that assistive healthcare monitoring is one viable and cost-effective solution to alleviate the burden of the healthcare system today and in the future. The authors in this paper describe their third Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) prototype called MoteCare and anticipate the implementation of the next, more advanced prototype. Details of the improvements are covered followed by an objective system evaluation and conclusion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This is a reprint from a paper published in the Proceedings of the IADIS International Conferences IADIS,http://www.iadis.org
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Maritime and Mechanical Engineering
Publisher: IADIS
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 14:56
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 12:16
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1969

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