Title: Health status and air quality parameters monitoring based on mobile technology and WPAN

Authors: O.A. Postolache, P.M.B. Silva Girao, P. Sinha, A. Anand, G. Postolache

Addresses: Instituto de Telecomunicacoes/DEEC-IST, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisboa, Portugal. ' Instituto de Telecomunicacoes/DEEC-IST, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisboa, Portugal. ' Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. ' Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. ' Escola Superior de Saude, Universidade Atlantica, Antiga Fabrica da Polvora de Barcarena, 2730-036 Barcarena, Portugal

Abstract: The paper presents a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) including two Bluetooth-enabled measuring nodes that delivers information about some physiological parameters extracted from photo-plethysmographic signals and provides information of indoor air temperature and relative humidity. The data from the node of physiological and air parameters measurement are received by a smart phone device through Bluetooth communication. J2ME developed software assures Bluetooth device detection and identification, data reading, primary processing, data storage and automatic alarm generation. Critical health status associated with the assessed person leads to an automatic SMS generation. Elements related to Heart-Rate Variability (HRV) estimation are also included in the paper. This is an expanded version of a paper presented at the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications, 9–10 May 2008, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Keywords: smart sensors; homeostasis monitoring; personal wireless networks; smart phones; GUIs; mobile data processing; health status; air quality; wireless PANS; personal area networks; WPAN; Bluetooth; physiological parameters; photo-plethysmographic signals; indoor air temperature; relative humidity; parameter measurement; SMS generation; heart rate variability; HRV estimation; healthcare technology; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2009.026857

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2009 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.139 - 153

Published online: 27 Jun 2009 *

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