Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 45, Pages: 1-6
Gundavaram Raghu and Abraham Sudharson Ponraj
School of Electrical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vandalur - Kelambakkam Road Chennai – 600 127, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected]
Objectives: With the increase in the aging population, the health of the elderly has been a widespread concern. There rises a need to develop a system which does remote monitoring and safety assistance. Methods: In this proposed work, heart Beats per Minute (BPM), temperature, precise location of the patient, seizure detection and fall detection of the elderly individual is monitored continuously. The precise location of the aged individuals is achieved by means of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Seizure detection uses accelerometer sensor. Fall detection is identified using gyro sensor. Temperature and hearts beat per minute are calculated using heart beat sensor and lm35 sensor. Findings: The algorithms developed for the seizure and fall detection are tested on different conditions and the results are satisfactory. Fall detection algorithm completely differentiates between the fall and bend of the individual. Always a doctor or care takers cannot be present for monitoring. Hence there rises a need to send alert messages when the fall or seizure is detected. Alerts are sending to caretakers or doctors using internet. Improvement/Applications: The work can be further extended by monitoring several individuals at the same time and developing a mobile app for remote monitoring and assisting.
Keywords: Internet, IOT, RFID, Remote Monitoring, Seizure
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