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Development of a wearable vital signs monitor for healthcare.

Authors
  • Gallego, Jonathan
  • Lemos, Diego
  • Meneses, Gustavo A
  • Hernandez, Alher M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
2010
Pages
6401–6404
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627311
PMID: 21096703
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In development countries the vital signs data measurement normally is performed at hospitals or laboratories where patients remain under observation with many electrodes attached on the body. The integration of biomedical data acquisition systems and information technologies (IT) enables continuous real time monitoring of physiological data in daily life, which improves patient's medical care and medical research possibilities. To achieve this goal, the research and development of some wearable intelligent sensors, sensors miniaturization, signal processing, wireless transmission, and databases development for these vital data have been done. Our goal is to implement a wearable system that can be used in places located outside of hospitals and medical institutions coverage area. In this paper, we present the current stage of the project where some intelligent modules have been implemented and other are under construction. Preliminary results concerning Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP), ECG and wireless connection are also presented.

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