2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010 - Digital Proceedings
Heart failure is a leading cause of death in the United States, with around 5 million Americans currently suffering from congestive heart failure. The WANDA B. wireless health technology leverages sensor technology and wireless communication to monitor heart failure patient activity and to provide tailored guidance. Patients who have cardiovascular system disorders can measure their weight, blood pressure, activity levels, and other vital signs in a real-time automated fashion. The system was developed in conjunction with the UCLA Nursing School and the UCLA Wireless Health Institute for use on actual patients. It is currently in use with real patients in a clinical trial.
Health monitoring, Heart failure, Real-time feedback, Telemedicine, Wireless health
Suh, Myung Kyung; Evangelista, Lorraine S.; Chen, Victor; Hong, Wen Sao; Macbeth, Jamie; Nahapetian, Ani; Figueras, Florence Joy; and Sarrafzadeh, Majid, "WANDA B.: Weight and Activity with Blood Pressure Monitoring System for Heart Failure Patients" (2010). Computer Science: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.