A low-cost wireless healthcare monitoring system and communication to a clinical alarm station

Aslantaş V., Kurban R., Kurban T.

5th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering-ELECO, Bursa, Turkey, 5 - 07 December 2007, pp.1-5

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


A state-of-the-art, pocket PC based, low-cost, portable, wireless health monitoring and alarm system is proposed in this paper. Human’s electrocardiogram (ECG), body temperature and heart rate information are acquired and sent to a personal digital assistant (PDA) using IEEE 802.15.1 Bluetooth. If an emergency situation occurs, the PDA sends the information to the central server using either WLAN or GSM/GPRS wireless technology. Through this way, real-time remotely monitoring is achieved. With the developed system, not only people can be monitored from outside of hospitals, but also an early treatment is possible. Furthermore, locational data obtained from GPS receiver is shown on the digital map and sent to the related units. Thus, the proposed system makes the human's daily life easier and more comfortable.