Contactless WiFi sensing and monitoring for future healthcare - emerging trends, challenges and opportunities

Ge, Y., Taha, A. , Shah, S. A. , Dashtipour, K., Zhu, S., Cooper, J. , Abbasi, Q. H. and Imran, M. A. (2022) Contactless WiFi sensing and monitoring for future healthcare - emerging trends, challenges and opportunities. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, (doi: 10.1109/RBME.2022.3156810) (PMID:35254990) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

WiFi sensing has recently received significant interest from academics, industry, healthcare professionals and other caregivers (including family members) as a potential mechanism to monitor our aging population at distance, without deploying devices on users bodies. In particular, these methods have gained significant interest to efficiently detect critical events such as falls, sleep disturbances, wandering behavior, respiratory disorders, and abnormal cardiac activity experienced by vulnerable people. The interest in such WiFi-based sensing systems stems from its practical deployments in indoor settings and compliance from monitored persons, unlike other sensors such as wearables, camera-based, and acoustic-based solutions. This paper reviews state-of-the-art research on collecting and analysing channel state information, extracted using ubiquitous WiFi signals, describing a range of healthcare applications and identifying a series of open research challenges, untapped areas, and related trends.This work aims to provide an overarching view in understanding the technology and discusses its uses-cases from a perspective that considers hardware, advanced signal processing, and data acquisition.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work is supported in parts by EPSRC grant no. EP/T021020/1, EP/T021063/1, and EP/W003228/1.
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhu, Professor Shuyuan and Ge, Yao and Taha, Dr Ahmad and Dashtipour, Dr Kia and Abbasi, Dr Qammer and Imran, Professor Muhammad and Shah, Mr Syed and Cooper, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Ge, Y., Taha, A., Shah, S. A., Dashtipour, K., Zhu, S., Cooper, J., Abbasi, Q. H., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1937-3333
ISSN (Online):1941-1189
Published Online:07 March 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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