Computer Science Department, Faculty of Education for Pure Science, Basra University, Basrah, 61004, Iraq
Received Date: March 10, 2017; Accepted Date: March 17, 2017; Published Date: March 24, 2017
Citation: AL-Asadi HAA (2017) Exploratory Research on Microcontroller based Healthcare Monitoring Application. J Electr Electron Syst 6: 218. doi:10.4172/2332- 0796.1000218
Copyright: © 2017 AL-Asadi HAA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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This editorial note discusses the mechanism by which a single-chip microcontroller could be employed for analyzing the heart-beat rates. The designs are targeted towards one single-chip microcontroller-based system therefore diminishing its dimension. This measurement is done in the finger by employing optical sensors, thereby the rate gets averaged and exhibited on the LCD. This mechanism permits the patients for measuring their own energetic signs like heartbeat, temperature, thereby delivers doctors towards capability in distantly observe energetic sign of patient rapidly but effortlessly. These devices further activate the GSM modem (SIM based) and GPS modules. Onscreen display scrolls the patient name, discourse and communication particulars thereby persons trying to assist these individuals acquire comprehensive evidence from these devices .
The patient (client) and the healthcare professional (server) are positioned wherever at sphere with GSM exposure. The heartbeat, temperature and needed additional energetic sign are assimilated by patients himself. Achievement processes are achieved with conferring heartbeat electrodes and temperature sensors at body in selected spaces as is usually carried out in a characteristic comparable set-up. The client element interconnects to mobile phone through GSM modems that is customary via a UART. These mobile phones additionally acquiesces the sequence of messages which comprises of assimilated information towards cellular networks thereby collaborating with base stations. Once these messages grasp the terminus PDA, they are downloaded by means of RS232 linking with distinct software administration on laptops, or they are introduced with some applications administration on phones. The microcontroller obtains these enlarged and habituated signals, thereby achieves the interface with mobile phones by the employment of maintained typical AT commands.
The circuit encompasses infrared transmitter LED and an infrared sensor photo-transistor. The transmitter-sensor couple gets trimmed at the finger. The LED produces infrared light towards fingers. The photo-transistor notices these light beams and processes variation of blood capacity over these fingers. These signals that are in pulseform are then enlarged and riddled appropriately and are served towards microcontrollers for investigation, also exhibition. These microcontrollers total the quantity of pulses above a permanent time intermission and thus attain the heartbeat of patients. Numerous readings are attained above an identified epoch of time and the outcomes are rounded to offer more precise interpretation of heart rate.
GPS Sensor has 4 Pins which are labeled as 5V, TX, RX, and GND. There is no need for any settings, just plugged into the power (5v), the data (NMEA 0183) is complete at TX pin! This is a separate 5V GPS Module and necessitates no exterior constituents. It is constructed with interior RTC Backup battery, and is unswervingly connected to Microcontroller’s UART. By the employment of higher gain GPS engine offering an explanation that higher positions and speed accuracies enactments and tracking competences in metropolitan circumstances and delivers normal NMEA0183 strings in “raw” mode for some microcontrollers. This component delivers current time, date, latitude, longitude, speed and altitude [1,2].