Wireless Sensor Networks for Personal Health Monitoring

Wireless Sensor Networks for Personal Health
Presented by:
Iman Mohamed Mohamed Ali
Wireless Sensor Networks for Personal
Health Monitoring
• Wearable health monitoring systems allow an individual to closely
monitor changes in her or his vital signs and provide feedback to
help maintain an optimal health status.
• If integrated into a tele-medical system, these systems can even alert
medical personnel when life-threatening changes occur.
• Wearable systems for continuous health monitoring are a key technology
in helping the transition to more proactive and affordable healthcare.
• It can provides a quick ambulance help if needed.
The Main Achievements
• This work accomplish an unobtrusive, continual, ambulatory health
monitoring through the use of Wearable Wireless Body Area
Networks as a key infrastructure.
• This new technology has potential to offer a wide range of benefits to
patients, medical personnel, and society through continuous
monitoring in the ambulatory setting, early detection of abnormal
conditions, supervised rehabilitation, and potential knowledge
discovery through data mining of all gathered information.
The Challenges
rapidly growing population of elderly and rising health care spending.
•Teaching doctors how to treat with such technologies.
• Implementing such a technology needs a very high coast due to the
infrastructure required to such a technology to be implemented in
every patient’s home, also the devices like sink nodes and suitable
Figure illustration of the whole network
WWBAN integrated into a telemedical system for health monitoring.
WWBAN Wearable Wireless Body/Personal Area Network
•The pre-explained technology can be presented as a suite owned by the
patient who needs frequent diagnosis, and later on it can be
available for every home like the essential devices e.g. (telephone,
television and internet), and so we can achieve the following:
•Save hospitals for urgent cases only.
•Help in traffic reduction by helping cases to be diagnosed home.
•Saving energy for both the patient and the doctor.
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