5th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

A Mobile Core-Body Temperature Monitoring System on Android

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1145/2221924.2221954,
        author={Pereira Orlando and Caldeira Jo\"{a}o and Lei Shu and Joel Rodrigues},
        title={A Mobile Core-Body Temperature Monitoring System on Android},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        keywords={Mobile and pervasive computing Android biosensor biofeedback e-Health},
  • Pereira Orlando
    Caldeira João
    Lei Shu
    Joel Rodrigues
    Year: 2012
    A Mobile Core-Body Temperature Monitoring System on Android
    DOI: 10.1145/2221924.2221954
Pereira Orlando1, Caldeira João1, Lei Shu2, Joel Rodrigues3,*
  • 1: Department of Informatics, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
  • 2: Graduate School of Inf. Science and Technology, Osaka University of Technology, Japan
  • 3: Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã
*Contact email: joel.rodriges@gmail.com


Recently, Google launched the Android mobile operating system and several mobile devices already support it. This paper proposes a mobile Android-enabled tool for collecting, monitoring, and analyzing intra-vaginal temperature. A previous proposed intra-vaginal sensor acquires temperature values and sends the collected data to Android device over a Bluetooth connection. The Android tool allows women for real-time monitoring of their temperature with mobility support and following their daily life. Woman can control and detect their fertile and ovulation periods when this human parameter increases about 0.5ºC over their regular temperature. Other application of this solution includes the preterm labor prevention. The proposed system was evaluated and validated, and it is ready for use.