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Wireless Connectivity for Health and Sports Monitoring: A Review.
  1. Sian Armstrong (armstrongs2{at}
  1. Cardiff University, United Kingdom


    A review of health and sports monitoring research that uses, or could benefit from wireless connectivity. New enabling wireless connectivity standards are evaluated for their suitability, and an assessment of current exploitation of these technologies is summarised. An example application is given, highlighting the capabilities of a network of wireless sensors. Issues of timing and power consumption in a battery-powered system are addressed to highlight the benefits networking can provide, and a suggestion of how monitoring different biometric signals might allow you to gain additional information about an athlete or patient is made.

    • Biomechanics
    • Personal health monitoring
    • Sports injuries
    • Wireless Body Area Network
    • Wireless connectivity

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