Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering

Huiyu Zhou  
Queen's University Belfast
United Kingdom


Wireless Sensors for Home Monitoring - A Review

Author(s): Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay, Anuroop Gaddam and Gourab S. Gupta

Affiliation: Institute of Information Sciences and Technology, College of Sciences, Massey University,Palmerston North, New Zealand.


A review of wireless sensors and sensor networks, especially for in-home monitoring of elderly people, has been presented in this paper. The characteristics of various sensors for monitoring applications have been studied. The requirements of the sensor for making a smart sensor network have been investigated. A typical in-house developed system for home monitoring and elder-care application has been presented. A few patents on the sensors for home monitoring have been reviewed.

Keywords: current sensing, non-intrusive monitoring system, radio frequency communication, Wireless sensor network, hardware interfacing, elderly care

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Article Details

Page: [32 - 39]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1874476110801010032