RTWPMS: A real-time wireless physiological monitoring system

Bor Shing Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin, Nai Kuan Chou, Fok Ching Chong, Sao Jie Chen

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This paper demonstrates the design and implementation of a real-time wireless physiological monitoring system for nursing centers, whose function is to monitor online the physiological status of aged patients via wireless communication channel and wired local area network. The collected data, such as body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate, can then be stored in the computer of a network management center to facilitate the medical staff in a nursing center to monitor in real time or analyze in batch mode the physiological changes of the patients under observation. Our proposed system is bidirectional, has low power consumption, is cost effective, is modular designed, has the capability of operating independently, and can be used to improve the service quality and reduce the workload of the staff in a nursing center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-656
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2006


  • Nursing center
  • Real-time wireless physiological monitoring system (RTWPMS)
  • Wireless communication


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