Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

First Committee Member

Jan B. Pedersen

Number of Pages

76

Abstract

The Ubiquitous Health Monitoring System for Seniors is a prototype for an implantable module that is designed to eliminate critical delays in receiving medical attention upon the development of a heart attack. In particular, the prototype is to detect the onset of heart attacks in real time, and to use a Bluetooth wireless link to signal the patient's mobile phone to dial emergency personnel in the event of an abnormality. The unit also records and logs the temperature of the user. Since the unit holds a GPS in it the current position of the user can be constantly monitored and by this the paramedics can arrive at the patient's current location without any delay. The health monitoring system enables seniors to stay in their homes rather than in a medical institution which, in turn, cuts down the cost of medical care to a great extent.

Keywords

Health; Monitoring; Seniors; System; Ubiquitous

Controlled Subject

Computer science; Gerontology; Public health

File Format

pdf

File Size

2385.92 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/n1of-9awo


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