Using heterogeneous wireless sensor networks in a telemonitoring system for healthcare

IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2010 Mar;14(2):234-40. doi: 10.1109/TITB.2009.2034369. Epub 2009 Oct 23.


Ambient intelligence has acquired great importance in recent years and requires the development of new innovative solutions. This paper presents a distributed telemonitoring system, aimed at improving healthcare and assistance to dependent people at their homes. The system implements a service-oriented architecture based platform, which allows heterogeneous wireless sensor networks to communicate in a distributed way independent of time and location restrictions. This approach provides the system with a higher ability to recover from errors and a better flexibility to change their behavior at execution time. Preliminary results are presented in this paper.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
  • Telemedicine* / instrumentation
  • Telemedicine* / methods