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Wireless ECG network

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World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Information and Communication in Medicine, Telemedicine and e-Health


This paper presents a time synchronized wireless ECG sensor network with reliable data communication. Wireless ECG systems are a popular research area where several research groups have presented point-to-point solutions. Alongside the wireless ECG research, the wireless sensor network research has created an increasing interest for secure, low power and predictable network applications. Combining these research areas is a natural step for the evolution of secure wireless monitoring of physiological parameters. In this study the Bluetooth radio standard has been chosen for its versatility. This paper focuses on both the hardware and the software development for a functional multihop ECG network using Bluetooth. The presented wireless ECG network is reliable up to link loss and is easily configured to send more or different types of signals. The system has been tested and verified for secure multihop communication.


author = {Marcus Bergblomma and Martin Ekstr{\"o}m and Mikael Ekstr{\"o}m and Javier Garcia Casta{\~n}o and Mats Bj{\"o}rkman and Maria Lind{\'e}n},
title = {Wireless ECG network},
pages = {244--247},
month = {September},
year = {2009},
booktitle = {World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Information and Communication in Medicine, Telemedicine and e-Health},
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