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Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications

by Michael McGrath

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications will discuss the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing.  It references 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 will guide the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process to the deployment and management phase of a sensor application.  The processes and examples used in the book will be primarily based on research carried out by Intel or by joint academic research programs.

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications provides an extensive overview of sensing technologies and their applications in healthcare, wellness and environmental monitoring. From sensor hardware to system, applications and case studies, this book will help readers to get in-depth understanding of the technologies and how those can be applied. I would highly recommend it to students or researchers who are interested in wireless sensing technologies and the associated applications.”
Dr. Benny Lo
Lecturer The Hamlyn Centre Imperial College of London    

“This timely addition to the literature on sensors covers the broad complexity of sensing, sensor types and the vast range of existing and emerging applications in a very clearly written and accessible manner.  It is particularly good at capturing the exciting possibilities that will occur as sensor networks merge with cloud based â??big data’ analytics to provide a host of new applications that will impact directly on the individual in ways we cannot fully predict at present.  It really brings this home through the use of carefully chosen case studies that bring the overwhelming concept of big data down to the personalized impact on the individual life and health.”  
Dermot Diamond
Director National Centre for Sensor Research, Principal Investigator CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies Dublin City University                                                                     

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications takes the reader on an end-to-end journey of sensor technologies covering the fundamentals from an engineering perspective, introducing how the data gleaned can be both processed and visualised in addition to offering exemplar case studies in a number of application domains.  It is a must read for those studying any undergraduate course which involves sensor technologies.  It also provides a thorough foundation for those involved in the research and development of applied sensor systems.  I highly recommend it to any engineer who wishes to broaden their knowledge in this area!!”
Chris Nugent
Professor of Biomedical Engineering University of Ulster  

What you’ll learn

The book describes the relevant sensing approaches and the hardware and software components required to capture and interpret sensor data.

Regulations govern medical devices.

A design methodology for developing and deploying successful home and community-based technologies will be described and supported by relevant case studies.

Health, wellness and environmental sensing applications will be reviewed

The challenges and future directions of sensing in these domains.

Who this book is for

Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications is targeted at clinical and technical researchers, engineers and students; who want to understand the current state of the art in sensor applicati



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