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1- Master of Science in Medical Informatics, Medical Informatics Department, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics Department, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , aa.safaei@modares.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: Nowadays, one of the most important areas of application of information technology in the health sector is monitoring patients' condition. Recently utilization of body area sensor networks in healthcare had significant advances. The purpose of this article is to examine the applications of wireless health sensor networks in the field of health. 
Materials and Methods: This study was a review study which was done by searching in reliable scientific sources such as Pubmed, IEEE, Science Direct, Springer and other Persian information sources like Magiran and Sid. In order to search English sources, keywords such as “Wearable and implantable body sensors” “Body area sensor network”, and in order to search in Persian sources, keywords such as “implantable and wearable network nodes”, were used.
Results: The tasks of the body sensor networks are to monitor the important parameters of the body, which are vital signs of ill health and illness. Additionally, various types of sensor networks can control various illnesses, for example, heart disease, neoplasms, diabetes, kidney disease, Parkinson's disease, infectious diseases, and so on. Also a variety of wireless body sensor networks in the medical field are divided into two main categories: the wearable wireless body area networks and the implantable wireless body area network.
Conclusion: The use of body sensor networks has a tremendous impact on health and leads to improvements in the life quality and comfort of patients. These technologies are improving, and their development aims to help patients, doctors and the treatment team.
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Type of Study: مروری | Subject: Health Information Technology
ePublished: 1399/07/23