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A dual-mode Ultra-Wideband wireless platform for remote patient monitoring systems
Bisbe Novoa, Sergi; Reyes Navarro, Carlos Alberto
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia
The combination of two factors demands the need to find a solution that guarantees the well-being of the people suffering from chronic diseases. On the one hand, the increase of the life expectancy leads to an older world's population. On the other hand, the aged are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases and/or injuries. This thesis deals with the design of an Ultra-Wideband-based node of a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) network. This node must be able to measure, collect and transmit some medical parameters of a patient. Existing RPM networks use two different hardware platforms: one for measuring and another one for transmitting. This leads to high cost and high power consumption. Since a RPM network is typically composed by hundreds or thousands of nodes, a new platform with lower cost and power consumption is vital to make such a system work. This thesis explores the viability to achieve the dual-mode operation: Radar Mode (RM) to obtain a certain parameter and Data Transmission Mode (DTM) to send it to another node. A platform using Impulse-Radio Ultra-Wideband (IR-UWB) has been proposed to accomplish this goal. The simulations done verified its feasibility. Moreover, the physical experiments carried out validated the transmitter. Nevertheless, due to time and hardware limitations, the receiver has not been experimentally validated yet.
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ciències de la salut::Medicina
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Radar
Ultra-wideband radar
Wireless communication systems
Remote patient monitoring
Radar mode
Data transmission mode
Comunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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