Healthcare sensor networks (HSNs) now offer the possibility to continuously monitor human activity and physiological signals in a mobile environment. Such sensor networks may be able to reduce the strain on the present healthcare workforce by providing new autonomous monitoring services ranging from simple user-reminder systems to more advanced mon

chapter 1|20 pages

Sensor Networks in Healthcare: A New Paradigm for Improving Future Global Health

ByDaniel T.H. Lai, Braveena Santhiranayagam, Rezaul K. Begg, Marimuthu Palaniswami

chapter 3|24 pages

Intrabody Communication Using Contact Electrodes in Low-Frequency Bands

ByKen Sasaki, Fukuro Koshiji, Shudo Takenaka

chapter 5|28 pages

Addressing Security, Privacy and Efficiency Issues in Healthcare Systems

ByKalvinder Singh, Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy

chapter 6|19 pages

Flexible and Wearable Chemical Sensors for Noninvasive Biomonitoring

ByHiroyuki Kudo, Kohji Mitsubayashi

chapter 7|24 pages

Monitoring Walking in Health and Disease

ByRichard Baker

chapter 8|38 pages

Motion Sensors in Osteoarthritis: Prospects and Issues

ByTim V. Wrigley

chapter 9|26 pages

The Challenges of Monitoring Physical Activity in Children with Wearable Sensor Technologies

ByGita Pendhakar, Daniel T.H. Lai, Alistair Shilton, Remco Polman

chapter 10|35 pages

Ambulatory and Remote Monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease Motor Symptoms

ByJoseph P. Giuffrida, Edward J. Rapp

chapter 11|19 pages

Nocturnal Sensing and Intervention for Assisted Living of People with Dementia

ByPaul J. McCullagh, William M.A. Carswell, Maurice D. Mulvenna, Juan C. Augusto, Huiru Zheng, W. Paul Jeffers

chapter 12|35 pages

Experiences in Developing a Wearable Gait Assistant for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

ByMarc Bächlin, Daniel Roggen, Meir Plotnik, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Gerhard Tröster

chapter 13|35 pages

Designing a Low-Cost ECG Sensor and Monitor: Practical Considerations and Measures

ByAhsan H. Khandoker, Brian A. Walker

chapter 14|31 pages

Sensors, Monitoring and Model-Based Data Analysis in Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation

ByJurgen Perl, Daniel Memmert, Arnold Baca, Stefan Endler, Andreas Grunz, Mirjam Rebel, Andrea Schmidt

chapter 15|29 pages

Robust Monitoring of Sport and Exercise

ByAndrew J. Wixted