ABSTRACT.Wireless communication is becoming anever-growing part of human life with newservices and products being released everymonth. Wireless communications bringshuge benefits to the user or users and istherefore becoming a mustfor industry. The report looks into thepossibility of installing mobile devices
ed with a wireless network into a hospital.Hospitals are information intensive and needthe speed and easiness of wirelesscommunications.Issues raised through this report include thetypes of wireless networking technologiesavailable, the effects of electro-magnetic radiation on hospital
equipment and peoples’ health, the use and
benefits of personal digital
assistants (PDA’s), security covering aspects
such as encryption, authentication, dataprotection act and the HealthInsurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA) and finally, system design, an areathat illustrates how aSystem might function based on examples of systems currently being tested. Wirelesscommunication has led to an explosivegrowth of emerging consumer and militaryapplications of radio frequency (RF),microwave and millimeter wave circuits andsystems. Future personal (hand-held) andground communications systems as well ascommunications satellites necessitate the useof highly integrated RF front-ends, featuringsmall size, low weight, high performanceand low cost. Continuing chip scaling hascontributed to the extent that off-chip, bulkypassive RF components, such as high-
inductors, ceramic and SAW filters, varactordiodes and discrete PIN diode switches,have become limiting.