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E-health monitoring system for the aged

Ibhaze, Augustus E. and Eleanor, Ezimah C. and Idachaba, F.E. (2016) E-health monitoring system for the aged. In: International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech), 3-6 Aug. 2016, Balaclava, Mauritius.

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The normal functioning of a person's health is determined mainly from the measurement of the individual's body temperature and heart rate. In the past, only hospitals had health monitors, which was a huge and fixed monitoring device that was used to know the health status of bedridden patients. These monitoring devices which were only available in the hospitals were constantly on the patient's body. Many of them are not user friendly and it is important that the patient have a portable device that can always be used to measure these parameters when no one is around. The system monitors the heart beat and temperature of a patient simultaneously with the pulse sensor and the temperature sensor by populating a centralized database with its readings at defined intervals. When the readings are abnormal, or have risen beyond preset threshold, the device makes use of the GSM/GPRS/GPS shield to send the readings and location coordinates to the patient's doctor/guardian to quickly track and examine/diagnose the patient's condition and take early precaution to save the patient's life. It is important that these parameters be measured and monitored frequently for the aged or the elderly to reduce the risk of falling ill and possibly dying. The system is setup to constantly measure these parameters and reduce mortality rate for the elderly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 09:45
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 09:45

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