Title: IoT-based automatic intravenous fluid monitoring system for smart medical environment

Authors: Harsha Chauhan; Vishal Verma; Deepali Gupta; Sheifali Gupta

Addresses: Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India ' Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India ' Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India ' Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab, India

Abstract: Over the last few years, many healthcare centres are adopting advancements done in many sophisticated technologies in order to assure the fast recovery of patients. Almost in all hospitals, a caretaker is responsible for the monitoring of intravenous fluid levels. Usually, most of the caretakers forget to change the bottle at the correct time due to their busy schedule, as a result of which the patient may face problems of reverse flow of blood towards the bottle. To address this issue, an IoT based automatic intravenous fluid monitoring system is proposed. With the installation of proposed device, the constant need of monitoring by the staff will be reduced, especially during night hours, thus decreasing the chance to harm the patient and increase the accuracy of healthcare in hospitals. Also, this system will avoid the fatal risk of air embolisms entering the patient's blood stream which leads to immediate death.

Keywords: drip monitoring system; IoT; healthcare; IV fluid; wearable electronics; ESP8266; FSR sensor.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2021.119767

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2021 Vol.66 No.2, pp.154 - 164

Received: 23 Jun 2020
Accepted: 18 Oct 2020

Published online: 14 Dec 2021 *

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