Wireless remote patient monitoring on general hospital wards.

Liu, Y., 2010. Wireless remote patient monitoring on general hospital wards. PhD Thesis (PhD). Bournemouth University.

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A novel approach which has potential to improve quality of patient care on general hospital wards is proposed. Patient care is a labour-intensive task that requires high input of human resources. A Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) system is proposed which can go some way towards improving patient monitoring on general hospital wards. In this system vital signs are gathered from patients and sent to a control unit for centralized monitoring. The RPM system can complement the role of nurses in monitoring patients’ vital signs. They will be able to focus on holistic needs of patients thereby providing better personal care. Wireless network technologies, ZigBee and Wi-Fi, are utilized for transmission of vital signs in the proposed RPM system. They provide flexibility and mobility to patients. A prototype system for RPM is designed and simulated. The results illustrated the capability, suitability and limitation of the chosen technology.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
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Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health
Group:School of Design, Engineering & Computing
ID Code:17508
Deposited By:Mrs Jill Burns
Deposited On:11 Mar 2011 11:58
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:42

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