Building an IoT-aware healthcare monitoring system

Freddy Jimenez, Romina Torres

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Abstract

Nowadays, ageing related diseases represent one of the most relevant challenges for developed countries. The use of healthcare remote technology may allow reducing most of the management of the chronic diseases meanwhile it may also contribute to the improvement of elderly people's quality of life. Unfortunately, despite the advent of Internet of things and the even decreasing price of sensors, current proposals are not extensible during runtime meaning that they need to be maintained offline by engineers. Therefore, in this paper we discuss how to build an ad-hoc extensible (during runtime) healthcare monitoring system by using low cost wireless sensors and already existent Internet of things technology as communication platform. Moreover, we present a prototype of a basic healthcare remote monitoring system, which alerts, in real time, patients' relatives or medical doctors that an elderly people is experienced a problem that could need medical attention or hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 34th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2016-February
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2016
Event34th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2015 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 9 Nov 201513 Nov 2015

Other

Other34th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2015
Country/TerritoryChile
CitySantiago
Period9/11/1513/11/15

Keywords

  • healthcare
  • internet-of-things
  • wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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