An IoT-based remote health monitoring system for remote locations in Ghana

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2020
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Essilfie, Albert Nana Baffoe
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Life is one of the most valuable things to mankind. The mere fact of losing one’s life or the life of a loved one is an unbearable experience. The health of each individual is very important. The risk of inappropriate access to proper healthcare poses a serious risk to an individual’s life. Access to healthcare today in our urban areas has been improved greatly by our health industry. But what about our distant members in rural areas? Can they boast of the same access to health care or attention? Valuable lives are being lost daily due to the lack of access to essential healthcare in rural areas. With the rate at with technology is evolving, accessing remote areas should be made relatively easy. This capstone report highlights focuses on the problem of the inability for individuals to have access to medical attention due to the problem of long distances particularly in the rural areas. In this capstone report, I attempt to solve the problem of distant healthcare by using the technology of internet of things and machine learning to help provide some level of medical attention to individuals in rural areas. At the end of this capstone report, patient’s health are monitored using their vitals. Results of patient’s vital signs are posted to a remote server for which a medical facility has access to for further analysis from which feedback and attention can be given to the patient without the presence of the patient at the hospital.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Ashesi University, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, May 2020
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health monitoring device, rural locations, Ghana
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