Vital sign monitoring for elderly at home: Development of a compound sensor for pulse rate and motion

K. W. Sum, Yongping Zheng, A. F T Mak

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a miniaturized wearable vital sign monitor which is aimed for use by elderly at home. The development of a compound sensor for pulse rate, motion, and skin temperature is reported. A pair of infrared sensor working in reflection mode was used to detect the pulse rate from various sites over the body including the wrist and finger. Meanwhile, a motion sensor was used to detect the motion of the body. In addition, the temperature on the skin surface was sensed by a semiconductor temperature sensor. A prototype has been built into a box with a dimension of 2×2.5×4 cm3. The device includes the sensors, microprocessor, circuits, battery, and a wireless transceiver for communicating data with a data terminal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonalised Health Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThe Integration of Innovative Sensing, Textile, Information and Communication Technologies
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
Volume117
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventInternational Workshop on Personalised Health: The Integration of Innovative Sensing, Textiles, Information and Communication Technologies - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Dec 200415 Dec 2004

Conference

ConferenceInternational Workshop on Personalised Health: The Integration of Innovative Sensing, Textiles, Information and Communication Technologies
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period13/12/0415/12/04

Keywords

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Compound Sensor
  • e-Healthcare
  • Elderly Healthcare
  • Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Wearable Device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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