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Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Ju Wang


Recent surveys on medical service systems show that the cost of patient monitoring has grown significantly. The widespread use of portable digital medical device makes it possible to provide a more comprehensive tracking of patient conditions. However, the development of a full scale, distributed health monitoring system is much delayed due to the lack of efficient wireless communication in a large distributed network. This becomes a challenging research topic which is to find a way to provide accurate and real time patient information to medical experts in a fast, efficient and cost effective fashion. This paper proposes a novel solution on building a system which links patients and doctors together using embedded system technology and wireless sensor network. The content presented in this thesis introduces the design and implement of such a system.


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Date of Submission

December 2008