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Wireless sensor network-enabled intravenous infusion monitoring

Wireless sensor network-enabled intravenous infusion monitoring

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Considering that intravenous in blood infusion, usually applied without a proper control of the progress and velocity under unreliable manual monitoring practice, is the most popular and frequent clinical activity throughout the world, which can potentially endanger a patient's life, leads to a huge burden as patients, relatives and nursing staff can cause serious cases of medical negligence. In order to resolve this problem and provide a networkable solution the authors propose a novel radio frequency identification-based wireless sensor networkable intravenous infusion monitoring system. The proposed system is a wireless sensor system based on taking a fork-type light barrier as a sensor, a micro-control unit (MCU) as a ZigBee-based radio frequency device. The system's performance is evaluated through some laboratory experiments using tuning algorithm to demonstrate that the results show the required accuracy of the system to meet practical needs.

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