Remote Health Monitoring using Wireless Body Area Network
Prathamesh Dinkar1, Abhishek Gulavani2, Sourabh Ketkale3, Pratik Kadam4, Sheetal Dabhade5
1Prathamesh Dinkar, Computer Department, SKNCOE, University of Pune, India.
2Abhishek Gulavani, Computer Department, SKNCOE, University of Pune, India.
3Sourabh Ketkale, Computer Department, SKNCOE, University of Pune, India.
4Pratik Kadam, Computer Department, SKNCOE, University of Pune, India.
5Sheetal Dabhade, Computer Department, SKNCOE, University of Pune, India.
Manuscript received on March 20, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 16, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 399-402 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1456042413/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: A body area network is a wireless network of biomedical sensors that are attached to a human body. The aim of wireless body area network (WBAN) is to facilitate continuously recording and monitoring of a person’s health condition and transfer it over a long-distance communication network. A sensing system is to be worn by the individuals for a long duration. This limits the size of the battery. These factors have made energy the most critical resource in WBAN. The parameters sensed by the individual devices are to be transferred onto a mobile phone or a tablet via wireless network. This data is then gathered, stored and then sent to the doctor for continuous monitoring of the patient’s health condition. The doctor can thus access the patient’s health status on the go and this will help the patient to get immediate attention in life-threatening situations.
Keywords: Healthcare, Medical Server, Body Area Network (BAN), Remote Monitoring.