IOT BASED PATIENT HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM: THE WAY FORWARD FOR PATIENT HEALTH MONITORING IN NIGERIA

Alile Solomon Osarumwense and Otokiti Kareem Osayamen

Abstract

Patient health monitoring is a process of observing vital signs of patients with the aim of forecasting ailments to expunge them thus, preventing acute complications. In many African countries Nigeria included, lack of proper patient health monitoring has become a menace. Statistics shows that more than 40% of adults in this region are estimated to have manageable diseases like high blood pressure, heart diseases and hypertension. Most of these patients have met with different disabilities and in some cases untimely death due to lack of proper patient health monitoring and insidious manual system of monitoring which is utilized in this region. Nevertheless, there is need to proffer solution to this problem to help in early detection, monitoring and treatments of these diseases. In this paper, a system architecture for proper monitoring of patient’s health using internet of things (IoT) as an approach is presented. It involves reading real time data from sensors attached to patients. This data is sent to a local device via communication channels (Bluetooth/Wi-Fi technology) and then transmitted to the IoT server via the internet using a gsm/gprs module thus allowing for quick medical access and response where necessary. Read full PDF

Keywords: IoT, Patient Health Monitoring, hospital, architecture

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