Secure low-cost solution for elder's eCardio surveillance

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In recent years we have assisted to the growth in two major areas related to eHealth: one dedicated to the conception, creation and implementation of biosensors and another dedicated to the monitoring of vital parameters provided by these sensors. Furthermore, the exponential growth of mobile technologies and the widespread use of mobile devices embedding standards of next-generation Personal Area Networks (PAN), such as the Bluetooth Low Energy, come to revolutionize the way the monitoring of vital parameters is done, now following the anytime and anywhere approach with further energy efficiency. The work presented in this paper brings together the technologies addressed above in order to create a ready-to-use, simple, efficient, safe, low-cost and compatible solution capable of monitoring vital parameters and generate alerts in the presence of abnormal values. The tests showed the simplicity of the system setup, which is an important feature for elderly, demonstrated the reliability of measuring values and alarm rising, and also the warranty of data confidentiality. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.




Mendes, J., Simões, H., Rosa, P., Costa, N., Rabadão, C., & Pereira, A. (2014). Secure low-cost solution for elder’s eCardio surveillance. In Procedia Computer Science (Vol. 27, pp. 46–56). Elsevier B.V.

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