Survey Paper: Medical Applications of Wireless Networks

Ibrahim Noorzaie,


With recent developements in the Wireless Networks field, new and innovative medical applications based on this technology are being developed in the research as well as commercial sectors. This trend has just started and we predict Wireless Networks are going to become an integral part of medical solutions due to its benefits in cutting down healthcare costs and increasing accessibility for patients as well as healthcare professionals. In this survey paper we give some background on applications of Wireless Networks in the medical field and discuss the issues and challenges. We have also tried to identify some of the standards in use. Another contribution due to this paper is the identification of innovative medical applications of Wireless Networks developed or currently being developed in the Research and Bussiness sectors. In the end we also talk about the future trends in this field.

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