Sensor Technologies

Healthcare, Wellness, and Environmental Applications

by Michael J. McGrath, Cliodhna Ní Scanaill

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Book Description

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing. It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains.

The book provides an application-based approach using real-world examples to illustrate the application of sensor technologies in a practical and experiential manner. The book guides the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process, to the deployment and management phase of sensor applications. The processes and examples used in the book are primarily based on research carried out by Intel or joint academic research programs.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Sensor Technologies ebook for free in PDF format (8.1 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction
1
Chapter 2
Sensing and Sensor Fundamentals
15
Chapter 3
Key Sensor Technology Components: Hardware and Software Overview
51
Chapter 4
Sensor Network Topologies and Design Considerations
79
Chapter 5
Processing and Adding Vibrancy to Sensor Data
97
Chapter 6
Regulations and Standards: Considerations for Sensor Technologies
115
Chapter 7
The Data Economy of Biosensors
137
Chapter 8
Sensor Deployments for Home and Community Settings
157
Chapter 9
Body-Worn, Ambient, and Consumer Sensing for Health Applications
181
Chapter 10
Wellness, Fitness, and Lifestyle Sensing Applications
217
Chapter 11
Environmental Monitoring for Health and Wellness
249
Chapter 12
Summary and Future Trends
283

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Apress
Published
2013
Pages
321
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781430260134
ISBN10
1430260130
ISBN13 Digital
9781430260141
ISBN10 Digital
1430260149
PDF Size
8.1 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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