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A mobility enabled inpatient monitoring system using a ZigBee medical sensor network.

Tung HC, Tsang KF, Lam KL, Tung HY, Li BY, Yeung LF, Ko KT, Lau WH, Rakocevic V - Sensors (Basel) (2014)

Bottom Line: In addition, the system can save lives by providing a panic button and can be used as a location tracking service.A case study focused on the Princes of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong is presented and findings are given.This investigation reveals that the developed mobile solutions offer promising value-added services for many potential ZigBee applications.

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Affiliation: Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. V.Rakocevic@city.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents a ZigBee In-Patient Monitoring system embedded with a new ZigBee mobility management solution. The system enables ZigBee device mobility in a fixed ZigBee network. The usage, the architecture and the mobility framework are discussed in details in the paper. The evaluation shows that the new algorithm offers a good efficiency, resulting in a low management cost. In addition, the system can save lives by providing a panic button and can be used as a location tracking service. A case study focused on the Princes of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong is presented and findings are given. This investigation reveals that the developed mobile solutions offer promising value-added services for many potential ZigBee applications.

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The ZigBee in-patient monitoring system (ZIPMS) overview.
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f1-sensors-14-02397: The ZigBee in-patient monitoring system (ZIPMS) overview.

Mentions: ZIPMS actively performs auto-diagnosis to determine the conditions of patients after collecting the medical data. As a result, the alert signal can be issued by the patients via the panic button or ZIPMS. After receiving the alert signal, ZIPMS identifies the location of the corresponding patients. Finally, the medical specialist can provide the assistance instantly. Of course, a similar function can also be applied to out-patients. More importantly, the ZIPMS can act as a queuing management system. The control centre of the hospital can easily trace the location of each patient. In addition, it will make decision on the next patient to be examined by doctors. The ZIPMS will page the patient 15 min before the doctor will inspect him. The ZIPMS overview is shown in Figure 1.


A mobility enabled inpatient monitoring system using a ZigBee medical sensor network.

Tung HC, Tsang KF, Lam KL, Tung HY, Li BY, Yeung LF, Ko KT, Lau WH, Rakocevic V - Sensors (Basel) (2014)

The ZigBee in-patient monitoring system (ZIPMS) overview.
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f1-sensors-14-02397: The ZigBee in-patient monitoring system (ZIPMS) overview.
Mentions: ZIPMS actively performs auto-diagnosis to determine the conditions of patients after collecting the medical data. As a result, the alert signal can be issued by the patients via the panic button or ZIPMS. After receiving the alert signal, ZIPMS identifies the location of the corresponding patients. Finally, the medical specialist can provide the assistance instantly. Of course, a similar function can also be applied to out-patients. More importantly, the ZIPMS can act as a queuing management system. The control centre of the hospital can easily trace the location of each patient. In addition, it will make decision on the next patient to be examined by doctors. The ZIPMS will page the patient 15 min before the doctor will inspect him. The ZIPMS overview is shown in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: In addition, the system can save lives by providing a panic button and can be used as a location tracking service.A case study focused on the Princes of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong is presented and findings are given.This investigation reveals that the developed mobile solutions offer promising value-added services for many potential ZigBee applications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. V.Rakocevic@city.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT
This paper presents a ZigBee In-Patient Monitoring system embedded with a new ZigBee mobility management solution. The system enables ZigBee device mobility in a fixed ZigBee network. The usage, the architecture and the mobility framework are discussed in details in the paper. The evaluation shows that the new algorithm offers a good efficiency, resulting in a low management cost. In addition, the system can save lives by providing a panic button and can be used as a location tracking service. A case study focused on the Princes of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong is presented and findings are given. This investigation reveals that the developed mobile solutions offer promising value-added services for many potential ZigBee applications.

No MeSH data available.