Today almost everyone owns a mobile phone, adults along with teenagers and kids. Even laptops and other wearable devices such as personal digital assistants (PDA’s) are become more common. We want constant connectivity to Continue reading
Nowadays many universities in the world apply technology enhanced learning in order to help students. Due to potentials that technology enhanced learning offers, nowadays education in all contexts is using it and universities in particular are trying to apply it. One such case is Continue reading
The rapid growth of Internet Traffic has emerged as a major issue due to the rapid development of various network applications and Internet services. One of the challenges facing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) is to optimize the performance of their networks in the face of continuously increasing amounts of Continue reading
There are different problems associated with a static website, such as management and content update. To address these problems, one alternative is to use Content Management System (CMS), such as WordPress. This project describes the process of Continue reading
Sensors are light-weight, low powered devices that measure some aspect of a physical or virtual environment and transmit this information in some format. This project describes how to integrate a sensor onto devices to enable Continue reading
This study was written on behalf of ESAB Research and Development department, in Laxå Sweden. One of ESAB’s product areas is developing various welding systems.Today if ESAB’s customers experience a problem with one of their welding systems they call ESAB’s service center. If the problem seems to have been caused by Continue reading
The new millennium has brought us on the brink of the I.T. Revolution. This revolution has been aided by the advent of the Internet in a big way. Internet is fast changing the way people used to do things. Naturally, the same would Continue reading
Multimedia applications are already supported over the Internet with application level adaptation mechanisms. However, wireless links have Continue reading
3D television using multiple views rendering is receiving increasing interest. In this technology a number of video sequences are Continue reading
The most widely used protocol for providing reliable service and congestion control in the Internet is the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). When the Internet is moving towards more use in mobile applications it is getting more important to Continue reading
Internet Cafe Monitoring System features:
- Allows connection from multiple computer
- Detailed information about connected computer like computer name, user code, total amount, used amount, left amount, total hour, used hour, Continue reading
In the Next Generation Network (NGN), all networks are speculatively expected to be converged to create a ubiquitous communicating environment that will enable one to avail seamless multimedia communication from any internet connectivity Continue reading
New mobile phones provide a platform that enable users to easily upload content to the Internet, thanks to fast browsing through the network, high quality cameras, and interfaces that enable fast typing. With these advantages, users have started to use their mobile phones as multimedia recorders of their life, uploading content to the Internet to share it with others. Mobile blogging is an activity that benefits from such Continue reading
In recent years there has been many investigations into sleeping disorders. Many studies are carried out in specially equipped units in which a patient is monitored whilst sleeping. Measurements that are taken are in the form of ECG, EMG, EEG, nasal airflow, and abdominal movement. Pulse oximetry data is also recorded during the night. Pulse oximetry is the measurement of pulse rate and oxygen saturation of blood. Along with other measurements pulse oximetry data is used in the diagnosis of sleeping disorders. Recent studies have shown that diagnosis of sleeping disorders is better suited to a location of familiarity rather than a hospital situation. Amongst others, this is one of the many reasons that remote monitoring of medical equipment, such as the pulse oximeter, is a forward step in sleep medicine.
In building an “embedded internet for pulse oximeters” a door is opened on the possibility of remote monitoring via the Internet. This solution needs to be inexpensive relative to the cost of a pulse oximeter and the system needs to be robust as it will be portable. Ease of use is yet another major factor when designing such a system. Simplifying the operation of the device allows for less technical operators to adequately use the equipment to full potential. The proposed system named Oximeter Internet Interface or oi^2, is a web server connected via RS-232 serial interface to a pulse oximeter. The oxinet is able to serve pulse and SpO2 data as well as trend information to the Internet. The medical staff can download trend data and view real time streaming data from any web browser. This is accomplished through the language of the Internet, HTML and java applets. The design of an Internet based solution can be broken down into two major components, these being the server side and the client side. The server side includes the control and data acquisition from the pulse oximeter and serving this information up to the Internet. The client side includes the retrieval of information from the Internet and displaying that information in a human readable form.
An Internet solution such as this is not a comprehensive finished product but more of a stepping-stone to a fully functional system. The oxinet has been demonstrated at the Mater Children’s Hospital as a proof of concept. The idea was widely supported by staff and this led to more in depth analysis of the feasibility of such a device. It can be concluded that this proof of concept can be extended to a commercially viable product.
Author: Matthew Roy Burey
Source: The University of Queensland