Distributed healthcare: Simultaneous assessment of multiple individuals

Tamara L. Hayes, Misha Pavel, Nicole Larimer, Ishan A. Tsay, John Nutt, Andre Gustavo Adami

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The use of pervasive technologies to enable continuous patient monitoring and assessment in various setting outside of hospitals, lowering healthcare costs and allowing early detection of problems is discussed. A modified security system technology is a less obstructive alternative for home monitoring. Recent advances in wireless systems provide the basis for a realistic development and deployment of systems to support behavioral monitoring in multiperson homes. Statistical pattern-recognition and machine-learning algorithm integrate noisy and unreliable sensor data with the situation's context and dynamics. A hidden Markov Model can enhance the state estimation provided by modeling only the RSSI probabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-43
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Pervasive Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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