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Development of a GSM Based Health Monitoring System for Elderly People


Ahmed A., Olaniyi, O.M., Folorunsho, T. A. and Okogbe, O. J

Department of Computer Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria


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Ahmed A.,
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Received: June 12, 2015,   Accepted: August 8, 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

Advancement in wireless communication has set a new paradigm in healthcare management system which is based on sensing vital physiological parameters, collection of data and transmission of that data in real time and with optimum precision. Going to the hospital every day for medical checkup can be tiresome, stressful and it also brings about the problem of congestion of hospital space and beds. Lack of human resources at the hospital aids the congestion of hospital space. This paper is based on monitoring physiological parameters of elderly people. A reliable and cost effective GSM based health Monitoring System is developed in this paper. The result obtained showed that the system is reliable and efficient with an average sensitivity of 0.5 seconds and response time of 6 seconds. The system is able to monitor heartbeat and blood pressure and send the data in real time to the mobile phone of the doctor. It enables the doctor to keep track of his patient’s health.


Keywords: GSM, Health Monitoring, Elderly, Wireless Communication, Body Area Network.


Citation:

Ahmed A. et al.. Development of a GSM Based Health Monitoring System for Elderly People. J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V3I2. DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V3I2.06


Copyright:

© 2015 Ahmed A.. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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