Medical eGadgets

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


In Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP2004), Nottingham , England (2004)


Ad-hoc wireless sensor networks, Disappearing Computer, EGadgets, Embedded Java Controller, Java


The main objective of this paper is to assess the feasibility of an ad-hoc wireless network system for use within a hospital. The proposed system would operate as follows: Every bed within a hospital would be transformed into an eBed. These eBeds would monitor and record a patient’s details and vitals. In addition every doctor on the ward would possess a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)/laptop that would function as an eChart. These eCharts would be capable of wirelessly connecting to any eBed on the eWard, thereby allowing a doctor to view manipulate and save a patient’s vitals, medical details and history.

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