Medical Motecare : A Distributed Personal Healthcare Monitoring System

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IEEE Computer Society Conference Publications
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine eTELEMED 2009, 2009, pp. 25 - 30
Issue Date:
2009-01
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Medical MoteCare is a health monitoring system prototype suitable for monitoring the elderly and the infirm. The system utilizes a wireless sensor network of MicaZ motes equipped with pulse oximeter sensors and environmental sensors, namely temperature and light. The system is based on the adaptation of three-tier and SNMP proxy network management organizational model. A key feature of the system is the use of two proprietary network management tools to monitor personal health parameters and provide timely alerts when thresholds are reached.
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