International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

Wireless Sensor Network-Based Health Monitoring System for the Elderly and Disabled

Author NameAuthor Details

Gurkan Tuna, Resul Das , Ayse Tuna

Gurkan Tuna[1]

Resul Das [2]

Ayse Tuna[3]

[1]Department of Computer Programming, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

[2]Department of Software Engineering, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.

[3]School of Foreign Languages, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.

Abstract

Even if the elderly and disabled need the assistance of their families, parents, and healthcare providers, they prefer to live in their homes instead of assisted-living centers. Therefore, their health and activities must be remotely monitored so that in case of an urgent unexpected situation, immediate help can be provided. In this respect, this paper proposes a wireless sensor network-based health monitoring system for the elderly and disabled, and focuses on its development steps. The proposed system is composed of low-cost off-the-shelf components and enables the monitoring of important health parameters of the elderly and disabled. Since it is a wireless and portable health monitoring solution, it can be a valuable remote monitoring tool for health care service providers by reducing the cost of their services. It can be combined with data mining solutions and/or machine learning techniques to offer novel features such as pattern extraction and behavior analysis.

Index Terms

Wireless sensor network

health monitoring

the elderly

the disabled

intelligent monitoring

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