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Sensor Technologies

Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications

Authors: McGrath, Michael J., Ni Scanaill, Cliodhna, Nafus, Dawn

  • Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness, and environmental sensing. It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains.

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Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing.  It discusses 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  guides the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process, to the deployment and management phase of sensor applications.  The processes and examples used in the book are primarily based on research carried out by Intel or 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 gives readers an in-depth understanding of the technologies and how they 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 ‘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 personal level of 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 visualized, in addition to offering exemplar case studies in a number of application domains.  It is a must-read for those studying any undergraduate course that 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  

About the authors

Michael J. McGrath is a researcher with Intel Labs. He is also a principle investigator in the TRIL Centre which is focused on the development of technologies to address the physical, social and cognitive consequences of aging. His areas of interest include wireless sensors, ambient sensor platforms, assisted living technologies, user interface design and data management techniques. He is a co-author of the book Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications published by Artech House. Michael holds a PhD from Dublin City University in sensors and electroanalytical instrumentation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McGrath, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Sensing and Sensor Fundamentals

    McGrath, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-50

  • Key Sensor Technology Components: Hardware and Software Overview

    McGrath, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 51-77

  • Sensor Network Topologies and Design Considerations

    McGrath, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 79-95

  • Processing and Adding Vibrancy to Sensor Data

    McGrath, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 97-113

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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6014-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6013-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sensor Technologies
Book Subtitle
Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Michael J. McGrath and Cliodhna Ni Scanaill and Dawn Nafus
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6014-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6014-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6013-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
108 b/w illustrations
Topics