Master of Science in Computer Science
First Committee Member
Jan B. Pedersen
Number of Pages
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.
Health; Monitoring; Seniors; System; Ubiquitous
Computer science; Gerontology; Public health
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