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Wireless Body Area Network and Sensor Data Interoperability

Version 1 : Received: 14 May 2021 / Approved: 17 May 2021 / Online: 17 May 2021 (09:47:26 CEST)

How to cite: Alatta, J. Wireless Body Area Network and Sensor Data Interoperability. Preprints 2021, 2021050377 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0377.v1). Alatta, J. Wireless Body Area Network and Sensor Data Interoperability. Preprints 2021, 2021050377 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0377.v1).

Abstract

The monitoring of maternal and child health, using wearable devices made with wireless sensor technologies, is expected to reduce maternal and child death rates. Wireless sensor technologies have been used in wireless sensor networks to enable the acquisition of data for monitoring machines, smart cities, transportation, asset tracking, and tracking of human activity. Applications based on wireless body area network (WBAN) have been used in healthcare for measuring and monitoring of patient health and activity through integration with wearable devices. Wireless sensors used in WBAN can be cost-effective, enable remote availability, and can be integrated with electronic health record (EHR) management systems. Interoperability of WBAN sensor data with other linked data has the potential to improve health for all, including maternal and child health through the improvement of data access, data quality and healthcare access. This paper presents a survey of the state-of-the-art techniques for managing WBAN sensor data interoperability. The findings in this study will provide reliable support to enable policymakers and health care providers to take action to enhance the use of e-health to improve maternal-child health and reduce the mortality rates of women and children.

Subject Areas

Sensor data, wireless body area network, wearable devices, sensor data interoperability

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