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Design of a Wearable Remote Neonatal Health Monitoring Device

Rao, Hiteshwar and Saxena, Dhruv and Kumar, Saurabh and Sagar, GV and Amrutur, Bharadwaj and Mony, Prem and Thankachan, Prashanth and Shankar, Kiruba and Rao, Suman and Bhat, Swarnarekha (2016) Design of a Wearable Remote Neonatal Health Monitoring Device. In: 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (BIOINFORMATICS) is part of 7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC), MAR 03-06, 2014, Angers, FRANCE, pp. 34-51.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26129-4_3


In this text we present the design of a wearable health monitoring device capable of remotely monitoring health parameters of neonates for the first few weeks after birth. The device is primarily aimed at continuously tracking the skin temperature to indicate the onset of hypothermia in newborns. A medical grade thermistor is responsible for temperature measurement and is directly interfaced to a microcontroller with an integrated bluetooth low energy radio. An inertial sensor is also present in the device to facilitate breathing rate measurement which has been discussed briefly. Sensed data is transferred securely over bluetooth low energy radio to a nearby gateway, which relays the information to a central database for real time monitoring. Low power optimizations at both the circuit and software levels ensure a prolonged battery life. The device is packaged in a baby friendly, water proof housing and is easily sterilizable and reusable.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to theSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, HEIDELBERGER PLATZ 3, D-14197 BERLIN, GERMANY
Keywords: Neonatal monitoring; Wearable sensors; Telemedicine; Body sensor network; Temperature measurement; Temperature sensors; Skin temperature; Noninvasive wearable wireless monitoring system; Biomedical measurements
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2016 06:22
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2016 06:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53569

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