Journal of Computer Science

Arduino Based IOT Platform for Remote Monitoring of Heart Attacks and Patients Falls

Manikandan Shanmugam and Monisha Singh

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2018.574.584

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 574-584


Internet of things (IoT) is a networking concept that allows connection of various smart devices. This concept plays a huge role in the healthcare industry. The developed system is a working prototype for real-time monitoring of patient falls and heart attacks. The process of developing this system included an architecture, which was built using Arduino UNO and Arduino NANO along with pulse sensors and accelerometer sensors. The main idea is to collect health-related data from time to time and the collected data is made available using a real-time interface called Thingspeak. With the help of this process, the person can be monitored from time to time without any hassle. The proposed system also makes use of delivering notifications at the time of emergency using the GSM technology, which is embedded with the Arduino architecture. This system will be of greater help to elderly people, people suffering from Frankenstein disease or people who are in a history of getting heart attacks due to genetic disorders.


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