Design and Fabrication of a Low-cost System for Vitals Monitoring of Hospitalized Patients

Date
2021
Authors
Coffie, Prince Mark
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Ashesi University
Abstract
Internet of things (IoT) is a quickly growing field that centers around giving savvy and smart solutions that could be incorporated in many fields to solve everyday problems. Further exploration in this field zeros in on the most proficient and often low-cost method to make things and activities smart, continuously monitor and observe changes that occur in environments and may more. One crucial aspect in the healthcare industry is the treatment and monitoring of hospitalized patients which is a factor that speak volumes to the survival rate of the hospitalized patients. However, in many developing countries, patient monitoring structures in hospitals are scarce, which in fact contributes to the alarming deathrates and loss of loved ones in our hospitals. Thus, considering this and the many opportunities IoT presents in conjunction with remote monitoring and data collection system, this Applied Capstone report focuses on how to continuously monitor the vitals of hospitalised patients, use the data collected to present meaningful information to users and other parties anywhere they did themselves via a web application interface. The vitals monitoring system for hospitalised patients is built with the ATMEGA328p as its core processor, it takes information about the patient via the some sensors, stores the data into a database where it can be read at anytime and remotely via a web application.
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Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, May 2021
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Coffie, P. M. (n.d.). Design and Fabrication of a Low-cost System for Vitals Monitoring of Hospitalized Patients. Ashesi University.