Wireless sensors for home monitoring - a review

Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay, Anuroop Gaddam, Gourab S. Gupta

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalRecent patents on electrical engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • wireless sensor network
  • radio frequency communication
  • non-intrusive monitoring system
  • current sensing
  • hardware interfacing
  • elderly care


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