Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings

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Paradigm-Shifting Players for IoT: Smart-Watches for Intensive Care Monitoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_9,
        author={Francesca Stradolini and Eleonora Lavalle and Giovanni Micheli and Paolo Motto Ros and Danilo Demarchi and Sandro Carrara},
        title={Paradigm-Shifting Players for IoT: Smart-Watches for Intensive Care Monitoring},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 6th International Conference, MobiHealth 2016, Milan, Italy, November 14-16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2017},
        month={6},
        keywords={Remote continuous monitoring IoT Biomedical devices Wireless network Android wear},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_9}
    }
    
  • Francesca Stradolini
    Eleonora Lavalle
    Giovanni Micheli
    Paolo Motto Ros
    Danilo Demarchi
    Sandro Carrara
    Year: 2017
    Paradigm-Shifting Players for IoT: Smart-Watches for Intensive Care Monitoring
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58877-3_9
Francesca Stradolini1,*, Eleonora Lavalle, Giovanni Micheli1, Paolo Motto Ros2, Danilo Demarchi3, Sandro Carrara1
  • 1: EPFL
  • 2: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Sustainable Futures (CSF@Polito)
  • 3: Politecnico di Torino
*Contact email: francesca.stradolini@epfl.ch

Abstract

Wearable devices, smart-watches, are gaining popularity in many fields and in wellness monitoring too. In this paper we propose an IoT application to alert the medical doctor assigned to a critical unit by using a smart-watch. The wearable device improves the efficacy of monitoring patients at risk in hospital units allowing the medical doctor to access information at any time and from any place. A network was built to wirelessly connect bio-sensing platforms, which measure metabolites concentration in patients’ fluids (. blood), with a dedicated application running on the smart-watch. In case of anomalous measured values, incoming alert notifications are received to ask urgent medical intervention. The main advantage of this new approach is that the doctors, or in general the caregivers, can freely move in the hospital other structures and perform other tasks meanwhile simultaneously and constantly monitoring all the patients thanks to the technology on their wrist.