Design of a low-cost physiological parameter measurement and monitoring device

G. Sen Gupta*, S. C. Mukhopadhyay, B. S. Devlin, S. Demidenko

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Abstract

In this paper we present the design of a low-cost system that 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 elderly or 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 patient. The device is battery powered for use indoors. 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
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, IMTC 2007 - Conference Proceedings - Synergy of Science and Technology in Instrumentation and Measurement
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424410800, 9781424410804
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, IMTC 2007 - Synergy of Science and Technology in Instrumentation and Measurement - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 1 May 20073 May 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology, IMTC 2007 - Synergy of Science and Technology in Instrumentation and Measurement
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period1/05/073/05/07

Keywords

  • Home monitoring
  • Physiological parameters
  • Sensors
  • Wireless transmission

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