Learning Health State Transition Probabilities via Wireless Body Area Networks

Tal Geller, Yair Bar David, Evgeni Khmelnitsky, Irad Ben-Gal, Andrew Ward, Daniel Miller, Nicholas Bambos

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Abstract

We consider the use of a wireless body area network (WBAN) for remote health monitoring applications. A partially observable Markov decision process is used to describe the information flow and behavior of the WBAN. We then discuss a sensor activation policy, used for optimizing the tradeoff between power consumption and probability of patient health state misclassification. In order to determine the underlying health state transition probabilities, by which a patient's health state evolves, we develop a learning algorithm which uses the data collected from a group of patients, each being monitored by a WBAN. Finally, a numerical examination demonstrates the applicability of such a system, which applies the learning process and sensor activation policy simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680889
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 May 201924 May 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period20/05/1924/05/19

Funding

FundersFunder number
Koret Foundation

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