Taking care of chronic patients often becomes a complicated task as many health parameters are to be observed and taken care of. Frequent journeys to hospitals or diagnostic centers are tougher as patient gets unexpected troubles. And only a few can afford to have a full time health expert (nurse) at their places. The need would come up to making such a system which is economic and is accurate in measuring various health concerned parameters. Enhanced connectivity features also become a critical feature as the machine needs to transmit data to the one who can analyze. Also, instant information transmission to the nearest health center is also needed to be sent. Taking care of all these measures is this Beagle bone based gadget, named as eNurse.
This system is data logger and monitoring system which extracts vital health information from the patient and even aids the doctor in understanding patient stats.
eNurse incorporates, among other features:
- Long-range wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi
- Short-range wireless connectivity: Bluetooth
- Local Data Storage: Memory Card
- Display information / settings: Touch Screen
- Channel reminders & Assistance to blind people: Speakers
Such smart patient monitoring systems are not a new factor at some highly advanced hospitals. However, at houses, such systems are unfeasible due to technological limitations. Using the Beagle Board is quite suitable as system is not much complicated, can be easily assembled-disassembled and anyone can take the readings at any time. Satisfying all communications are the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi based protocols while addition of speakers gives assistance to patients about medicines.
This 24*7 patient monitoring system is indeed a boon for those who live alone or cannot afford expensive facilities of nurses all the time at their house.
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