This paper proposes an architecture for a smart sensors system (SSS) that can be used by home care staff, nurses and physicians to identify the patients who need an immediate or urgent attention. The system is focused primarily towards home bound patients who have limited mobility and reduced ability to call for help when needed. The system will be helpful in chronic medical conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Ischemic Heart Disease.
The smart sensors can monitor patient information like heart rate (HR), oxygen saturation (SpO2), and electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) data. Moreover, the symptoms diary is maintained through a personal digital assistant (PDA). The data from the sensor network and PDA are automatically uploaded to a remote server. The server records the patients information and extracts the non-trivial information from the patients’s histories, symptoms diaries and management strategies. The system autonomously generates alerts to provide timely patient care for patients in chronic medical conditions.
Source: Acadia University
Authors: Sajid Hussain | Sadia Majid Dar