System to monitors breathing wirelessly
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A new method of wirelessly monitoring peoples' breathing while they sleep could provide a less expensive and more comfortable method of keeping watch over patients.
The system uses a network of store-bought wireless transceivers set up along the patient's bed. The transceivers all send signals across the patient's body, which are broken with the rising and falling of the chest and abdomen. A computer algorithm detects when there has been too much time between breaths.