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Distributed Sensor Systems: Practice and Applications by Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, Habib F. Rashvand

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Chapter 5

Clinical Applications

Considering medical budgets, national or private, allocated for handling new disease and common illnesses is making a distinct mark in this century, where finding new solutions for the old problems through adoption of a more effective approach for upgrading our medical equipment for significant enhancement through potentially available integration of wireless and intelligent devices under ubiquitous technologies needs serious attention. To this effect, we suggest deployment of DSS technology built upon interconnected smart sensors and other intelligent sensing devices in the workshops and theatres of the hospitals and clinics in crowded cities; also, if possible in remote places, as the most urgent program for advanced civilised societies. Clinical treatment and surgical operations, running at horrendous expense and often with poor results have been hindering deployment of sensor-centric smart and intelligent spaces required for the most sensitive places that our lives depend on.

In order to achieve its objective, this chapter provides selective examples to demonstrate a need for new, more efficient technology solutions for integrating the information, with communication by smart sensors and miniaturised actuators, where adoption of new cost-effective shrinking equipment and sophisticated professional tools can help the experts obtain higher success rates, more accurate decisions and rich data-centric medication and to perform more reliable operations. ...

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