A zigbee-based wearable physiological parameters monitoring system

Karandeep Malhi*, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Julia Schnepper, Mathias Haefke, Hartmut Ewald

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The design and development of a Zigbee smart noninvasive wearable physiological parameters monitoring device has been developed and reported in this paper. The system can be used to monitor physiological parameters, such as temperature and heart rate, of a human subject. The system consists of an electronic device which is worn on the wrist and finger, by an at-risk person. Using several sensors to measure different vital signs, the person is wirelessly monitored within his own home. An impact sensor has been used to detect falls. The device detects if a person is medically distressed and sends an alarm to a receiver unit that is connected to a computer. This sets off an alarm, allowing help to be provided to the user. The device is battery powered for use outdoors. The device can be easily adapted to monitor athletes and infants. The low cost of the device will help to lower the cost of home monitoring of patients recovering from illness. A prototype of the device has been fabricated and extensively tested with very good results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5629425
Pages (from-to)423-430
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Body temperature measurement
  • fall detection
  • heart rate measurement
  • home monitoring
  • physiological parameters
  • sensors
  • wireless transmission
  • ZigBee


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