Body sensor networks for Mobile Health Monitoring: Experience in Europe and Australia

Val Jones, Valerie Gay, Peter Leijdekkers

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    Remote ambulatory monitoring is widely seen as playing a key part in addressing the impending crisis in health care provision. We describe two mobile health solutions, one developed in the Netherlands and one in Australia. In both cases a patient’s biosignals are measured by means of a body sensor network which communicate wirelessly with a handheld device. Alarms and biosignals can be transmitted over wireless communication links to a remote location, and a remote health professional can view the biosignal data via a web portal. Both systems are undergoing commercialisation. The clinical purposes are similar, however the technological approaches differ in some respects. We compare the two approaches, present a generic architecture for healthcare sensor network systems and discuss the experience gained working with a number of different patient groups and clinical specialties during patient trials in Europe and Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


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