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Remote Monitoring of Patients and Emergency Notification System for U-Healthcare

  • Lee, Jun ;
  • Jang, Hyun-Se ;
  • Yang, Tae-Kyu ;
  • Seo, Yong-Ho
  • Received : 2013.03.10
  • Published : 2013.05.31

Abstract

This study proposes a remote monitoring of patients and emergency notification system with a camera and pulse wave sensor for U-Healthcare. The proposed system is a server client model based U-Healthcare system which consists of wireless clients that have micro-controller, embedded-board for patient status monitoring and a remote management server. The remote management server observes the change of pulse wave data individually in real-time sent from the clients that is to be remote-monitored based on the pulse wave data stored by users and divides them into caution section and emergency section. When the pulse wave data of a user enters an emergency situation, the administrator can make a decision based on the real-time image information and pulse rate variability. When the status of the monitored patient enters the emergency section, the proposed U-healthcare system notifies the administrator and relevant institutions. An experiment was conducted to demonstrate the pulse wave recognition of the proposed system.

Keywords

Embedded System;Pulse Rate Monitoring;Server-Client Communication;Emergency Detection and Notification

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)