IT Revolutions. First International ICST Conference, IT Revolutions 2008, Venice, Italy, December 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

“Low Power Wireless Technologies: An Approach to Medical Applications”

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03978-2_2,
        author={Francisco Bellido O. and Miguel Gonz\^{a}lez R. and Antonio Moreno M. and Jos\^{e} Cruz F},
        title={“Low Power Wireless Technologies: An Approach to Medical Applications”},
        proceedings={IT Revolutions. First International ICST Conference, IT Revolutions 2008, Venice, Italy, December 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={IT REVOLUTIONS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={WPAN Bluetooth Zigbee Medical Applications eHealth},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03978-2_2}
    }
    
  • Francisco Bellido O.
    Miguel González R.
    Antonio Moreno M.
    José Cruz F
    Year: 2012
    “Low Power Wireless Technologies: An Approach to Medical Applications”
    IT REVOLUTIONS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03978-2_2
Francisco Bellido O.1, Miguel González R.1, Antonio Moreno M.1, José Cruz F2
  • 1: Dept. of Electronics
  • 2: University of Cordoba

Abstract

Wireless communication supposed a great both -quantitative and qualitative, jump in the management of the information, allowing the access and interchange of it without the need of a physical cable connection. The wireless transmission of voice and information has remained in constant evolution, arising new standards like Bluetooth, Wibree or Zigbee developed under the IEEE 802.15 norm. These newest wireless technologies are oriented to systems of communication of short-medium distance and optimized for a low cost and minor consume, becoming recognized as a flexible and reliable medium for data communications across a broad range of applications due to the potential that the wireless networks presents to operate in demanding environments providing clear advantages in cost, size, power, flexibility, and distributed intelligence. About the medical applications, the remote health or telecare (also called eHealth) is getting a bigger place into the manufacturers and medical companies, in order to incorporate products for assisted living and remote monitoring of health parameteres. At this point, the IEEE 1073, Personal Health Devices Working Group, stablish the framework for these kind of applications. Particularly, the 1073.3.X describes the physical and transport layers, where the new ultra low power short range wireless technologies can play a big role, providing solutions that allow the design of products which are particularly appropriate for monitor people’s health with interoperability requirements.