Miniature Body Area Networks used in health care support greater mobility to patients and reduces actual hospitalization. This paper presents the preliminary implementation of a wireless body area network gateway. It is designed to implement the gateway functionality between sensors/actuators attached to the body and a host server application. The gateway uses the BlackFin BF533 processor from Analog Devices, and uses Bluetooth for wireless communication. Two types of sensors are attached to the network: an electro-cardio-gram sensor and an oximeter sensor. The testbed has been successfully tested for electro-cardio-gram data collection, and using wireless communication in a battery powered configuration.
Emerging 2010 : the Second International Conference on Emerging Network Intelligence. Proceedings, 2010, p. 120-124
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