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Design and implementation of a Bluetooth-based infant monitoring/saver (BIMS) system
Author(s): Ahmet E. Sonmez; Murat T. Nalcaci; Mehmet A. Pazarbasi; Onur Toker; Kemal Fidanboylu
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we discuss the design and implementation of a Bluetooth technology based infant monitoring system, which will enable the mother to monitor her baby's health condition remotely in real-time. The system will measure the heart rate, and temperature of the infant, and stream this data to the mother's Bluetooth based mobile unit, e.g. cell phone, PDA, etc. Existing infant monitors either require so many cables, or transmit only voice and/or video information, which is not enough for monitoring the health condition of an infant. With the proposed system, the mother will be warned against any abnormalities, which may be an indication of a disease, which in turn may result a sudden infant death. High temperature is a common symptom for several diseases, and heart rate is an essential sign of life, low or high heart rates are also essentials symptoms. Because of these reasons, the proposed system continously measures these two critical values. A 12 bits digital temperature sensor is used to measure infant's body temperature, and a piezo film sensor is used measure infant's heartbeat rate. These sensors, some simple analog circuitry, and a ToothPick unit are the main components of our embedded system. ToothPick unit is basically a Microchip 18LF6720 microcontroller, plus an RF circuitry with Bluetooth stack.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6532, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2007, 65321Q (11 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715803
Show Author Affiliations
Ahmet E. Sonmez, Fatih Univ. (Turkey)
Murat T. Nalcaci, Fatih Univ. (Turkey)
Mehmet A. Pazarbasi, Fatih Univ. (Turkey)
Onur Toker, Fatih Univ. (Turkey)
Kemal Fidanboylu, Fatih Univ. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6532:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2007
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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