Design of a wireless physiological monitoring system by mesh ZigBee sensor network for hemodialysis

Ming Jui Wu, Hsiu Hui Lin, Peng Yao Te, Chia Hong Yeng, Yi Chun Du

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Abstract

The number of patients needing dialysis increases rapidly in Taiwan. Monitoring physiological parameters during the hemodialysis period is important, but it required more and more manpower of medical care with the amount of patients. Automatic physiological monitoring for hemodialysis patients is required, but wireless monitoring is limited in broad ward and mobile beds. In this study, we developed a wireless monitoring system by mesh ZigBee sensor network to expand the coverage for long-term monitoring automatically and provide a useful user interface for nurses to manage the patient’s physiological parameters. We recruited 10 hemodialysis patients who have no history of any major health problems in cardiovascularity for testing. The results demonstrate that the proposed system can effectively expand the coverage for monitoring and the accuracy of measurement has been verified by a commercial simulator (within 10%). It has high potential to be a medical system to improve the caring quality of hemodialysis patients and saving the manpower.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Design, Communication and Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014
EditorsTeen-Hang Meen, Stephen D. Prior, Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages223-226
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781138027527
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014 - Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Duration: 2014 Oct 172014 Oct 22

Publication series

NameInnovation in Design, Communication and Engineering - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityGuiyang, Guizhou
Period14-10-1714-10-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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