Performance Optimization of Healthcare Mobile Applications using Embedded System Design and Implementation

Hafez Fouad, Hesham Farouk


An Embedded device is an object that contains a special-purpose computing system. The system, which is completely enclosed by the object, may or may not be able to connect to the Internet.  Embedded systems have extensive applications in consumer, commercial, automotive, industrial and healthcare markets. Generally, an embedded device's operating system will only run a single application which helps the device to do its job. The heart of electronics system and also coordinator in communication is embedded system managing biometric data from numerous stationary and on body. This simply means that the device's software does not have a user interface (UI). In such cases, an in-circuit emulator (ICE) is temporarily installed between the embedded device and an external computer to debug or update the software. Because embedded systems have limited computing resources and strict power requirements, writing software for embedded devices is very specialized field that requires knowledge of both hardware components and programming.

This work describes the design of mobile medical system that can be used to monitor the human temperature and heart beat using a stand-alone microcontroller. The system hardware architecture consists of temperature and heart beat sensors, signal conditioning circuits (SCC), single chip microcontroller, LCD display and GSM modem. An embedded software algorithm acquires temperature, heart beat and pressure, processes, transmits, displays and stores it in the built-in EPROM of the microcontroller.


Healthcare Mobile Applications; User Interface; Telemedicine

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