Experiences from deploying a heart rate monitoring system in a senior center

Jyh How Huang, Tsu Te Wang, Tzu Yao Su, Kun-Chan Lan, Paweeya Raknim

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Abstract

Wearable sensor systems are widely used for vital sign monitoring in hospitals, and at homes in recent years. However, most of them are designed for bedridden patients in hospitals. Using wireless sensors to capture physiological data from patients for long term health monitoring in a health institution has become increasingly popular these days. Some previous studies recorded complaints from the users about the discomfort from wearing the devices. In addition, such a system sometimes can be interfered by the existing Wi-Fi traffic. Therefore, a sensor system that is comfortable to use and does not interfere with the existing wireless traffic is required. In this paper we present the system design that includes the probe, sensor, radio, and the receiver, for a long term heart rate monitoring system in a senior center. Our system has been deployed in a senior center since May 2012, and 63 seniors had used this system since then. The senior center has its own wireless network and we made no change to the existing network. Our monitoring system runs together with the existing network, and achieves a 97% packet delivery rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on ICT Convergence
Subtitle of host publication"Future Creative Convergence Technologies for New ICT Ecosystems", ICTC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages383-388
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479906987
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2013 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Oct 142013 Oct 16

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on ICT Convergence
ISSN (Print)2162-1233
ISSN (Electronic)2162-1241

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period13-10-1413-10-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Huang, J. H., Wang, T. T., Su, T. Y., Lan, K-C., & Raknim, P. (2013). Experiences from deploying a heart rate monitoring system in a senior center. In 2013 International Conference on ICT Convergence: "Future Creative Convergence Technologies for New ICT Ecosystems", ICTC 2013 (pp. 383-388). [6675377] (International Conference on ICT Convergence). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTC.2013.6675377