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Integrating Internet of Things and EHealth Solutions for Students’ Healthcare

Takpor, Temitope and Atayero, A. A. (2015) Integrating Internet of Things and EHealth Solutions for Students’ Healthcare. In: World Congress on Engineering.

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Apple Incorporated’s recent announcement of its entry device – The Apple Watch™ to the wearable’s market can arguably be said to put a final seal of authenticity on wearables. The inevitable ubiquity of wearable devices for eHealth monitoring is a fact soon to be reckoned with. Access to the physiological information provided by the wearables through the ‘6A Connectivity Concept’ of IoT will find positive applications in various fields, most especially in the eHealth and mobile-Health domain. The state of health of a student is key in determining the student’s overall academic performance. Health-related issues usually affect the motivation and ability of students to learn. Therefore it is necessary to provide better health services for students in their various schools and institutions. This paper is a study of the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and eHealth solutions to effectively manage and monitor university students’ health. One of IoT’s main technologies in healthcare is Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology. In this study, we show how RFID technology is used to implement an eHealth solution known as Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for managing students’ health information (which includes students’ medical history, prescriptions, laboratory results, Electrocardiography (ECG) results, blood pressure results, and vital signs). This paper also studies wearable devices for monitoring students that are at risk for high blood pressure, which can be due to intense stress, overweight conditions, and family history of high blood pressure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Apple Watch, eHealth, EMR, IoT, RFID, wearable devices
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 11:57
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 11:57

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