Embedded System Design of Remote Healthcare Monitoring Center using Web-Technology

Hafez Fouad

Abstract


Healthcare must be as efficient as possible. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have great potential to address some of the challenges faced by both developed and developing countries in providing accessible, cost-effective, high-quality healthcare services. Telemedical clinics use ICTs to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to healthcare services. This is particularly beneficial for rural and underserved communities in developing countries – groups that traditionally suffer from lack of access to healthcare. This work proposes an Embedded system design using web-based technology to provide wide range of services in Telemedical clinics which facilitates the provision of medical aids from distance.  So we implement Sensor nodes Circuit for collecting data and process them to extract useful body information. Sensors: are interfaced to microcontroller through analog module, the written software in the microcontroller processes data and the processing results are sent to the Laptop then to web-portal using Bluetooth connection and the flow chart of the written software is developed. The proposed System structure clarify 4 components (Medical Sensors, CCU Interface, Communication module, Application Platform). One of medical sensors is the temperature sensor, we used the temperature Resistance Equation to build the Algorithm to get the temperature measurements. We implement web-service using PHP-Programming and MySQL DataBase: To update and plot the response of sensors to the real world Remote Healthcare Monitoring center. An Experimental setup of Embedded system of sensors is tested. It is an effective solution for providing specialty healthcare in the form of improved internet-access and reduced cost to rural patients.

Keywords


Telemedicine; Internet of Things (IoT); Health; Healthcare; Medical Center; Information and Communication Technologies (ICT); Rural Health Clinics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21535%2Fijrm.v2i2.868

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