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Research Article

IoT Based Hybrid System for Patient Monitoring and Medication

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.162805,
        author={Naveen Kumar and Surya Narayan Panda and Preethi Pradhan and Rajesh Kumar Kaushal},
        title={IoT Based Hybrid System for Patient Monitoring and Medication},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology},
        keywords={Remote Drug Delivery, Vital Sign Transmission, WBAN, Computer Controlled Drug Delivery},
  • Naveen Kumar
    Surya Narayan Panda
    Preethi Pradhan
    Rajesh Kumar Kaushal
    Year: 2019
    IoT Based Hybrid System for Patient Monitoring and Medication
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.162805
Naveen Kumar1,*, Surya Narayan Panda1, Preethi Pradhan2, Rajesh Kumar Kaushal1
  • 1: Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
  • 2: Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
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BACKGROUND: In recent years, a lot of research work has been done to transmit vital parameters of the patient using IOT (Internet of Things). The information related to Patient is sent by means of WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network) and sensors to the healthcare database. This has been shown a great potential to transmit vital parameter of the patient at a remote location. Remote monitoring of patient(s), including vital signs, sound and video is to be transmitted, particularly when a patient is in transit. By transmitting the imperative parameters of the patient to a specialist diminishes, the ideal opportunity for starting treatment and permits the emergency crew to be better prepared. This will facilitate a doctor to make a diagnostic conclusion.

OBJECTIVES: This study aims to develop an advance system to transmit the vital parameters of the patient to the smart phone of the doctor at a remote location. After seeing essential parameters of the patient, the specialist can convey/endorse the medication from the remote area.

METHODS: To monitor patient’s data in real-time an android application is developed which helps the medical staff to monitor the patient from remote location. All the patient related information is stored in Real Time Clinical Database.

RESULTS: The proposed model will allow the doctors to monitor physiological parameters (HR, NIBP, Temp, ECG, SPO2) of the patient, as well as endorse medication from the remote location. This system will be helpful to provide virtual presence of the doctor inside the ambulance and to provide lifesaving drugs to the patient while the patient is in transit.

CONCLUSION: The present invention provides a fully integrated system for the doctor to view the vital signs of the patient from the remote location in real-time.