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Ubiquitous Healthcare System: Architecture, Prototype Design and Experimental Evaluations

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.5-1-2022.172779,
        author={Osama Rehman and Asiya M. Al-Busaidi and Sohaib Ahmed and Kamran Ahsan},
        title={Ubiquitous Healthcare System: Architecture, Prototype Design and Experimental Evaluations},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems: Online First},
        keywords={Arduino, Medical Sensors, Remote Health Monitoring, ZigBee},
  • Osama Rehman
    Asiya M. Al-Busaidi
    Sohaib Ahmed
    Kamran Ahsan
    Year: 2022
    Ubiquitous Healthcare System: Architecture, Prototype Design and Experimental Evaluations
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-1-2022.172779
Osama Rehman1,*, Asiya M. Al-Busaidi2, Sohaib Ahmed1, Kamran Ahsan3
  • 1: Department of Software Engineering, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
  • 3: Department of Computer Science, Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
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Seamless and timely monitoring of patients remains an open challenge in current healthcare systems. The need especially arises for patients with chronic diseases and those susceptible to sudden change in their health, such as cardiac patients and elderly people. Hence, there is a need for designing an automated health monitoring system that could seamlessly and efficiently collect patient information. This can largely improve the decisions made by medical professionals, especially in emergency and time-critical cases. This work proposes the design of a ubiquitous healthcare systems, termed as Remote Health Monitoring System (RHMS) that offers flexible and cost-effective solution. RHMS is designed to be wearable, light-weight and comprise various small non-invasive medical sensors. Results show that RHMS has the potential to provide physicians continuous monitor of patients through a centralized observation system without patients being physically present at any medical facility.