Healthcare Monitoring System Based on Wireless Sensor Network for Cardiac Patients
Uttara Gogate1 and Jagdish Bakal2

1Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Bandra, Mumbai, India.

2Shivajirao S. Jondhale College of Engineering, Dombivali (E), India.

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Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the major cause of mortality globally, as well as in India.  Most of the deaths caused by CVD are sudden and without giving any chance to provide any medical help. To avoid such impulsive accidental deaths precautions are always required. Due to this heart patients require continuous monitoring of certain vital body parameters such as heart rate, pulse rate and electrocardiogram (ECG) showing current health status clearly. In this paper we are presenting 3 - tier architecture of our prototype healthcare monitoring system using wireless sensor network (WSN) which is developed to continuously monitor certain body parameters of patient. Different biosensors available to measure heart rate, body oxygen level and temperature are attached to Arduino Nano board and recorded signals are sent to server using Node MCU ESP8266 wireless communication. Data is made available on remote servers for doctors and caregivers using ThingSpeak, an internet of things (IOT) application. In case of emergency caregivers can be notified using smart phone alerts. The system is useful for cardiac patients and can be used for infant or baby care and elderly care in home and hospitals. Accuracy of the system is found 95% with the response time of 10 seconds.

Keywords: Cardiac Patients; Cardiovascular Diseases; Healthcare Monitoring System; IOT;  Wi-Fi; Wireless Sensor Networks

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