1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare

Research Article

Smart-clothing wireless flex sensor belt network for foetal health monitoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6028,
        author={Luis M. Borges and Norberto Barroca and Fernando J. Velez and Antonio S. Lebres},
        title={Smart-clothing wireless flex sensor belt network for foetal health monitoring},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={WIPH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={WSNs; Foetal health; Smart clothing; patientmonitoring},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6028}
    }
    
  • Luis M. Borges
    Norberto Barroca
    Fernando J. Velez
    Antonio S. Lebres
    Year: 2009
    Smart-clothing wireless flex sensor belt network for foetal health monitoring
    WIPH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6028
Luis M. Borges1,*, Norberto Barroca1,*, Fernando J. Velez1,*, Antonio S. Lebres2,*
  • 1: Instituto de Telecomunicacoes - DEM, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal
  • 2: Unidade de Deteccao Remota - Departamento de Fisica, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal
*Contact email: Iborges@lx.it.pt, norberto.barroca@hotmail.com, fjv@ubi.pt, lebres@ubi.pt

Abstract

In the past years low power circuits design and networking techniques not only reduce the total power, requirements for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) but also allow for supporting more complexity. In this paper we present solutions for WSN applications, and design aspects in the context of patient monitoring. The solution presented whose primary function is to collect the vital data remotely from the various sensors in low-rate wireless personal area network (LR-WPAN) is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. It also will includes a Wi-Fi Layer in the context of hybrid networks. The application being dealt here consist of several flex sensors attached to a wearable monitoring belt, and allows for monitoring the foetal movements for a pregnant woman.