Contactless Vital Signs Monitoring

Contactless Vital Signs Monitoring
Author: Wenjin Wang,Xuyu Wang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2021-09-20
ISBN 10: 0128222824
ISBN 13: 9780128222829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contactless Vital Signs Monitoring Book Review:

Vital signs, such as heart rate and respiration rate, are useful to health monitoring because they can provide important physiological insights for medical diagnosis and well-being management. Most traditional methods for measuring vital signs require a person to wear biomedical devices, such as a capnometer, a pulse oximeter, or an electrocardiogram sensor. These contact-based technologies are inconvenient, cumbersome, and uncomfortable to use. There is a compelling need for technologies that enable contact-free, easily deployable, and long-term monitoring of vital signs for healthcare. Contactless Vital Signs Monitoring presents a systematic and in-depth review on the principles, methodologies, and opportunities of using different wavelengths of an electromagnetic spectrum to measure vital signs from the human face and body contactlessly. The volume brings together pioneering researchers active in the field to report the latest progress made, in an intensive and structured way. It also presents various healthcare applications using camera and radio frequency-based monitoring, from clinical care to home care, to sport training and automotive, such as patient/neonatal monitoring in intensive care units, general wards, emergency department triage, MR/CT cardiac and respiratory gating, sleep centers, baby/elderly care, fitness cardio training, driver monitoring in automotive settings, and more. This book will be an important educational source for biomedical researchers, AI healthcare researchers, computer vision researchers, wireless-sensing researchers, doctors/clinicians, physicians/psychologists, and medical equipment manufacturers. Includes various contactless vital signs monitoring techniques, such as optical-based, radar-based, WiFi-based, RFID-based, and acoustic-based methods. Presents a thorough introduction to the measurement principles, methodologies, healthcare applications, hardware set-ups, and systems for contactless measurement of vital signs using camera or RF sensors. Presents the opportunities for the fusion of camera and RF sensors for contactless vital signs monitoring and healthcare.

Object Detection for Contactless Vital Signs Estimation

Object Detection for Contactless Vital Signs Estimation
Author: Fan Yang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1294011945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Object Detection for Contactless Vital Signs Estimation Book Review:

This thesis explores the contactless estimation of people's vital signs. We designed two camera-based systems and applied object detection algorithms to locate the regions of interest where vital signs are estimated. With the development of Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model has many applications in the real world nowadays. We applied the CNN based frameworks to the different types of camera based systems and improve the efficiency of the contactless vital signs estimation. In the field of medical healthcare, contactless monitoring draws a lot attention in the recent years because the wide use of different sensors. However most of the methods are still in the experimental phase and have never been used in real applications. We were interested in monitoring vital signs of patients lying in bed or sitting around the bed at a hospital. This required using sensors that have range of 2 to 5 meters. We developed a system based on the depth camera for detecting people's chest area and the radar for estimating the respiration signal. We applied a CNN based object detection method to locate the position of the subject lying in the bed covered with blanket. And the respiratory-like signal is estimated from the radar device based on the detected subject's location. We also create a manually annotated dataset containing 1,320 depth images. In each of the depth image the silhouette of the subject's upper body is annotated, as well as the class. In addition, a small subset of the depth images also labeled four keypoints for the positioning of people's chest area. This dataset is built on the data collected from the anonymous patients at the hospital which is substantial. Another problem in the field of human vital signs monitoring is that systems seldom contain the functions of monitoring multiple vital signs at the same time. Though there are few attempting to work on this problem recently, they are still all prototypes and have a lot limitations like shorter operation distance. In this application, we focused on contactless estimating subjects' temperature, breathing rate and heart rate at different distances with or without wearing the mask. We developed a system based on thermal and RGB camera and also explore the feasibility of CNN based object detection algorithms to detect the vital signs from human faces with specifically defined RoIs based on our thermal camera system. We proposed the methods to estimate respiratory rate and heart rate from the thermal videos and RGB videos. The mean absolute difference (MAE) between the estimated HR using the proposed method and the baseline HR for all subjects at different distances is 4.24 ± 2.47 beats per minute, the MAE between the estimated RR and the reference RR for all subjects at different distances is 1.55 ± 0.78 breaths per minute.

Robust Contactless Sensor for Real time Vital Signs Monitoring

Robust Contactless Sensor for Real time Vital Signs Monitoring
Author: Kevin K. M. Chan,University of Alberta. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:886614818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robust Contactless Sensor for Real time Vital Signs Monitoring Book Review:

Wireless sensing find many biomedical applications due to the benefit and convenience of having no contact with the patients. Low power radio waves, that are biologically safe, can monitor the patient's medical conditions such as the breathing and heart beat rate. Electro-magnetic (EM) waves extract the small movements of the chest and heart via field disturbance phenomena. The patient's breathing and heart beat modulate the radio waves for the vital signs to be monitored in real-time. Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar is an EM scattering technology that has been proven to discriminate targets with less than 30mm range resolution, which is smaller than the average size of a human heart. The UWB radar emits 200ps pulses that occupy a bandwidth from 3 to 10GHz. For linearly polarized radiation, the radar cross-section (RCS) of a moving target having complex shapes such as the thorax section of a human body causes regular fading. The scattering from a complex target rotates the radio wave vector to result in non-optimal signal reception due to polarization losses. The research focuses on the design of a circularly polarized (CP) UWB radar system for contactless vital signs monitoring of a patient. Circular polarization is introduced to address the fading RCS problem thus achieving a more robust system. The same CP UWB radar system with radio waves that penetrate through dielectric objects can be used for time-critical rescue operations in locating survivors buried under collapsed structures or in buildings engulfed in flames where visibility is hampered. Furthermore, by employing material characterization and microwave imaging techniques, it is possible to use the proposed system for other biomedical applications such as tumor localization and damaged tissue identification. The thesis is organized as follows. Firstly, the operation of UWB radar is presented and the research topic addressed. The pulse generator design suited for low pulse repetition rates is then introduced. The design of a decade bandwidth circularly polarized antenna array is described. The methodology and performance of the robust vital signs monitoring system is shown and compared with the linear polarized counterpart. A new method for material characterization using time domain RCS measurements is demonstrated. The future work is finally proposed.

Sensors for Vital Signs Monitoring

Sensors for Vital Signs Monitoring
Author: Jong-Ryul Yang,Eugin Hyun,Sun Kwon Kim
Publsiher: Mdpi AG
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN 10: 9783036517667
ISBN 13: 3036517669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors for Vital Signs Monitoring Book Review:

Sensor technology for monitoring vital signs is an important topic for various service applications, such as entertainment and personalization platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) systems, as well as traditional medical purposes, such as disease indication judgments and predictions. Vital signs for monitoring include respiration and heart rates, body temperature, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, electrocardiogram, blood glucose concentration, brain waves, etc. Gait and walking length can also be regarded as vital signs because they can indirectly indicate human activity and status. Sensing technologies include contact sensors such as electrocardiogram (ECG), electroencephalogram (EEG), photoplethysmogram (PPG), non-contact sensors such as ballistocardiography (BCG), and invasive/non-invasive sensors for diagnoses of variations in blood characteristics or body fluids. Radar, vision, and infrared sensors can also be useful technologies for detecting vital signs from the movement of humans or organs. Signal processing, extraction, and analysis techniques are important in industrial applications along with hardware implementation techniques. Battery management and wireless power transmission technologies, the design and optimization of low-power circuits, and systems for continuous monitoring and data collection/transmission should also be considered with sensor technologies. In addition, machine-learning-based diagnostic technology can be used for extracting meaningful information from continuous monitoring data.

XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013

XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013
Author: Laura M. Roa Romero
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 3319008463
ISBN 13: 9783319008462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 Book Review:

The general theme of MEDICON 2013 is "Research and Development of Technology for Sustainable Healthcare". This decade is being characterized by the appearance and use of emergent technologies under development. This situation has produced a tremendous impact on Medicine and Biology from which it is expected an unparalleled evolution in these disciplines towards novel concept and practices. The consequence will be a significant improvement in health care and well-fare, i.e. the shift from a reactive medicine to a preventive medicine. This shift implies that the citizen will play an important role in the healthcare delivery process, what requires a comprehensive and personalized assistance. In this context, society will meet emerging media, incorporated to all objects, capable of providing a seamless, adaptive, anticipatory, unobtrusive and pervasive assistance. The challenge will be to remove current barriers related to the lack of knowledge required to produce new opportunities for all the society, while new paradigms are created for this inclusive society to be socially and economically sustainable, and respectful with the environment. In this way, these proceedings focus on the convergence of biomedical engineering topics ranging from formalized theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.

Methods for the Next Generation of Contactless Doppler Radar based Vital Signs Monitoring Sensors

Methods for the Next Generation of Contactless Doppler Radar based Vital Signs Monitoring Sensors
Author: Mehrdad Nosrati
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781392799413
ISBN 13: 1392799414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods for the Next Generation of Contactless Doppler Radar based Vital Signs Monitoring Sensors Book Review:

Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing

Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing
Author: Olga Boric-Lubecke,Victor M. Lubecke,Amy D. Droitcour,Byung-Kwon Park,Aditya Singh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1119078431
ISBN 13: 9781119078432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing Book Review:

Presents a comprehensive description of the theory and practical implementation of Doppler radar-based physiological monitoring This book includes an overview of current physiological monitoring techniques and explains the fundamental technology used in remote non-contact monitoring methods. Basic radio wave propagation and radar principles are introduced along with the fundamentals of physiological motion and measurement. Specific design and implementation considerations for physiological monitoring radar systems are then discussed in detail. The authors address current research and commercial development of Doppler radar based physiological monitoring for healthcare and other applications. Explains pros and cons of different Doppler radar architectures, including CW, FMCW, and pulsed Doppler radar Discusses nonlinear demodulation methods, explaining dc offset, dc information, center tracking, and demodulation enabled by dc cancellation Reviews advanced system architectures that address issues of dc offset, spectrum folding, motion interference, and range resolution Covers Doppler radar physiological measurements demonstrated to date, from basic cardiopulmonary rate extractions to more involved volume assessments Doppler Radar Physiological Sensing serves as a fundamental reference for radar, biomedical, and microwave engineers as well as healthcare professionals interested in remote physiological monitoring methods.

Contactless Human Activity Analysis

Contactless Human Activity Analysis
Author: Md Atiqur Rahman Ahad,Upal Mahbub,Tauhidur Rahman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 303068590X
ISBN 13: 9783030685904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contactless Human Activity Analysis Book Review:

This book is a truly comprehensive, timely, and very much needed treatise on the conceptualization of analysis, and design of contactless & multimodal sensor-based human activities, behavior understanding & intervention. From an interaction design perspective, the book provides views and methods that allow for more safe, trustworthy, efficient, and more natural interaction with technology that will be embedded in our daily living environments. The chapters in this book cover sufficient grounds and depth in related challenges and advances in sensing, signal processing, computer vision, and mathematical modeling. It covers multi-domain applications, including surveillance and elderly care that will be an asset to entry-level and practicing engineers and scientists.(See inside for the reviews from top experts)

Sensor Technologies

Sensor Technologies
Author: Michael J. McGrath,Cliodhna Ni Scanaill,Dawn Nafus
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN 10: 1430260149
ISBN 13: 9781430260141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensor Technologies Book Review:

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

Advanced Biosignal Processing and Diagnostic Methods

Advanced Biosignal Processing and Diagnostic Methods
Author: Christoph Hintermüller
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-07-21
ISBN 10: 9535125192
ISBN 13: 9789535125198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Biosignal Processing and Diagnostic Methods Book Review:

Personal health and well-being was and is important for all individuals. This includes the way people are living, what they do to stay healthy as well as a profound, well-informed diagnosis and appropriate treatment in case of disease. To achieve these goals, modern medicine is provided with a large variety of tools to assess a patient's health state and collect the information required for a proper diagnosis and treatment, which is tailored to the patient's needs. Many of these available tools use signals either generated by the human body, for example, electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), or by interacting with the human body while traversing it like microwaves or reflected visible light that is recorded by a video camera. The biosignals recorded by the available and newly developed methods have to be processed to extract the information about the patient's condition and, analyzed tissue and cells. This book presents a small selection of the recent developments in the field of biosignal processing. The covered diagnostic tools and methods include the assessment of respiratory state through gait analysis, the contactless monitoring of cardiovascular and respiratory parameters using microwaves, a non-linear approach to extract the fetal ECG from non-invasive abdominal recordings, identification of epileptic networks from pre-surgical neurophysiological recordings and an improved method to obtain and validate the copy number alterations parameter, which are considered an important marker in cancer classification.

Smart Multimedia

Smart Multimedia
Author: Troy McDaniel,Stefano Berretti,Igor D. D. Curcio,Anup Basu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 3030544079
ISBN 13: 9783030544072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Multimedia Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Smart Multimedia, ICSM 2019, which was held in San Diego, CA, USA, in December 2019. The 45 papers presented were selected from about 100 submissions and are grouped in sections on 3D mesh and depth image processing; image understanding; miscellaneous; smart multimedia for citizen-centered smart living; 3D perception and applications; video applications; multimedia in medicine; haptics and applications; smart multimedia beyond the visible spectrum; machine learning for multimedia; image segmentation and processing; biometrics; 3D and image processing; and smart social and connected household products.

Photoplethysmography

Photoplethysmography
Author: Panicos A. Kyriacou,John Allen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN 10: 012823525X
ISBN 13: 9780128235256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photoplethysmography Book Review:

Photoplethysmography: Technology, Signal Analysis, and Applications is the first comprehensive volume on the theory, principles, and technology (sensors and electronics) of photoplethysmography (PPG). It provides a detailed description of the current state-of-the-art technologies/optical components enabling the extreme miniaturization of such sensors, as well as comprehensive coverage of PPG signal analysis techniques including machine learning and artificial intelligence. The book also outlines the huge range of PPG applications in healthcare, with a strong focus on the contribution of PPG in wearable sensors and PPG for cardiovascular assessment. Presents the underlying principles and technology surrounding PPG Includes applications for healthcare and wellbeing Focuses on PPG in wearable sensors and devices Presents advanced signal analysis techniques Includes cutting-edge research, applications and future directions

EMBEC NBC 2017

EMBEC   NBC 2017
Author: Hannu Eskola,Outi Väisänen,Jari Viik,Jari Hyttinen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1139
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 9811051224
ISBN 13: 9789811051227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EMBEC NBC 2017 Book Review:

This volume presents the proceedings of the joint conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC), held in Tampere, Finland, in June 2017. The proceedings present all traditional biomedical engineering areas, but also highlight new emerging fields, such as tissue engineering, bioinformatics, biosensing, neurotechnology, additive manufacturing technologies for medicine and biology, and bioimaging, to name a few. Moreover, it emphasizes the role of education, translational research, and commercialization.

Untitled

Untitled
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 886
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3031160789
ISBN 13: 9783031160783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untitled Book Review:

Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare

Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare
Author: Arjun Panesar
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-02-04
ISBN 10: 1484237994
ISBN 13: 9781484237991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare Book Review:

Explore the theory and practical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare. This book offers a guided tour of machine learning algorithms, architecture design, and applications of learning in healthcare and big data challenges. You’ll discover the ethical implications of healthcare data analytics and the future of AI in population and patient health optimization. You’ll also create a machine learning model, evaluate performance and operationalize its outcomes within your organization. Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare provides techniques on how to apply machine learning within your organization and evaluate the efficacy, suitability, and efficiency of AI applications. These are illustrated through leading case studies, including how chronic disease is being redefined through patient-led data learning and the Internet of Things. What You'll LearnGain a deeper understanding of key machine learning algorithms and their use and implementation within wider healthcare Implement machine learning systems, such as speech recognition and enhanced deep learning/AI Select learning methods/algorithms and tuning for use in healthcare Recognize and prepare for the future of artificial intelligence in healthcare through best practices, feedback loops and intelligent agentsWho This Book Is For Health care professionals interested in how machine learning can be used to develop health intelligence – with the aim of improving patient health, population health and facilitating significant care-payer cost savings.

Textbook of Sports and Exercise Cardiology

Textbook of Sports and Exercise Cardiology
Author: Axel Pressler,Josef Niebauer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1093
Release: 2020-04-08
ISBN 10: 3030353745
ISBN 13: 9783030353742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Sports and Exercise Cardiology Book Review:

This textbook provides a comprehensive, yet practically orientated overview of classic and novel sports cardiology topics, based on current evidence, guidelines, recommendations and expert experience. Numerous publications have provided guidance to these issues, but it has become increasingly difficult for both students and doctors to obtain a thorough, but practicable overview for optimal clinical care of athletes and patients. This book is intended as an educational work, filling the large gaps that are still present in the current educational guidelines for medical students and cardiology trainees. Textbook of Sports and Exercise Cardiology differs from other sports cardiology books by focusing on clear, practical recommendations based on the latest evidence, primarily targeting those who seek professional background information and education that can easily be transferred into everyday care.

Non Invasive Diagnostic Methods

Non Invasive Diagnostic Methods
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN 10: 178984844X
ISBN 13: 9781789848441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Invasive Diagnostic Methods Book Review:

The main themes of the book are the broadly understood methods of image analysis and processing applied to support diagnosis and therapy, but also to assess the implants placed in the patient's body and the related treatment processes. The examples concern processing and analysis of images or measured signals obtained from various diagnostic imaging methods. The study used, among others, standard X-ray images, computed tomography images, microtomographic images, as well as thermographic and ultrasound images. The results of image and signal processing were used in medical diagnosis and to evaluate the effectiveness of therapy. The material contained in this book may be of interest to a wide audience, and the discussed topics cover the current state of knowledge on the use of image processing algorithms in medicine and related fields.

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities
Author: Sara Paiva,Xuejun Li,Sérgio Ivan Lopes,Nishu Gupta,Danda B. Rawat,Asma Patel,Hamid Reza Karimi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN 10: 3031063716
ISBN 13: 9783031063718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technologies for Smart Cities Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th Annual SmartCity360° Summit which was organized in November 2021 in Porto, Portugal. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The volume combines selected papers of 6 conferences, namely EdgeIoT 2021 - International Conference on Intelligent Edge Processing in the IoT Era; IC4S 2021 - International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Cyber Physical Systems; SmartGov 2021 - International Conference on Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities; SmartGift 2021 - International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications; e PFSM 2021 - International Conference on Privacy and Forensics in Smart Mobility. The 45 full papers were carefully selected from 109 submissions. The papers are organized in four thematic sections on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications; Smart Governance for Sustainable Smart Cities; Privacy and Forensics in Smart Mobility; and Sensor Systems and Software.

Enhanced Living Environments

Enhanced Living Environments
Author: Ivan Ganchev,Nuno M. Garcia,Ciprian Dobre,Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis,Rossitza Goleva
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN 10: 3030107523
ISBN 13: 9783030107529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhanced Living Environments Book Review:

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1303 “Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE)”. The concept of Enhanced Living Environments (ELE) refers to the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) that is more related with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Effective ELE solutions require appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures, platforms, and systems, having in view the advance of science and technology in this area and the development of new and innovative solutions that can provide improvements in the quality of life for people in their homes and can reduce the financial burden on the budgets of the healthcare providers. The aim of this book is to become a state-of-the-art reference, discussing progress made, as well as prompting future directions on theories, practices, standards, and strategies related to the ELE area. The book contains 12 chapters and can serve as a valuable reference for undergraduate students, post-graduate students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers, medical doctors, healthcare organizations, insurance companies, and research strategists working in this area.

Planar Microwave Sensors

Planar Microwave Sensors
Author: Ferran Martín,Paris Vélez,Jonathan Muñoz-Enano,Lijuan Su
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2022-09-02
ISBN 10: 1119811058
ISBN 13: 9781119811053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planar Microwave Sensors Book Review:

Comprehensive resource detailing the latest advances in microwave and wireless sensors implemented in planar technology Planar Microwave Sensors is an authoritative resource on the subject, discussing the main relevant sensing strategies, working principles, and applications on the basis of the authors’ own experience and background, while also highlighting the most relevant contributions to the topic reported by international research groups. The authors provide an overview of planar microwave sensors grouped by chapters according to their working principle. In each chapter, the working principle is explained in detail and the specific sensor design strategies are discussed, including validation examples at both simulation and experimental level. The most suited applications in each case are also reported. The necessary theory and analysis for sensor design are further provided, with special emphasis on performance improvement (i.e., sensitivity and resolution optimization, dynamic range, etc.). Lastly, the work covers a number of applications, from material characterization to biosensing, including motion control sensors, microfluidic sensors, industrial sensors, and more. Sample topics covered in the work include: Non-resonant and resonant sensors, reflective-mode and transmission-mode sensors, single-ended and differential sensors, and contact and contactless sensors Design guidelines for sensor performance optimization and analytical methods to retrieve the variables of interest from the measured sensor responses Radiofrequency identification (RFID) sensor types, prospective applications, and materials/technologies towards “green sensors” implementation Comparisons between different technologies for sensing and the advantages and limitations of microwave sensors, particularly planar sensors Engineers and qualified professionals involved in sensor technologies, along with undergraduate and graduate students in related programs of study, can harness the valuable information inside Planar Microwave Sensors to gain complete foundational knowledge on the subject and stay up to date on the latest research and developments in the field.