Wireless transmission design for health monitoring at neonatal intensive care units

W. Chen, S.T. Nguyen, S. Bambang Oetomo, L.M.G. Feijs

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    Abstract

    Health monitoring is crucial for the survival of the ill and fragile infants admitted at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in a hospital. However, the adhesive electrodes and wires cause discomfort to the patients and hamper the parent-child interaction. In this paper, we propose the application of wireless transmission technology for neonatal monitoring at NICU. To demonstrate the design concept, a prototype wireless transmission system is built using BlueSMiRF and Arduino pro mini. Software is developed for ensure the correct data transmission, detection and display. The system is designed to be suitable for integration into a non-invasive monitoring platform such as a smart neonatal jacket. Experimental results show that the prototype system successfully transmits and receives data from multiple sensors within the range of 20 m.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE the 2nd international symposium on applied sciences in biomedical and communication technologies (ISABEL 2009)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-80-227-3210-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2nd International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL 2009), November 24-27, 2009, Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava, Slovakia
    Duration: 24 Nov 200927 Nov 2009

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL 2009), November 24-27, 2009, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Abbreviated titleISABEL 2009
    CountrySlovakia
    CityBratislava
    Period24/11/0927/11/09

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