Wearable Remote Patient Monitoring System

Amirah Ismail; Mark Irwin Goh; Jbathra Nancy Jaibi; Jamal Ahmad Dargham; Mazlina Mamat; Hoe Tung Yew.

Transactions on Science and Technology, 8(3-3), 582 - 588.

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Remote patient monitoring system uses e-health sensors and wireless technologies to remotely monitor the health performance of a patient. There are still a few challenges in remote monitoring systems, although it has been developed for a long time such as patient privacy and location tracking. This paper proposes a wearable remote patient monitoring system that comes with a location tracking system. The idea is related to the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused certain hospitals to be overpopulated with COVID-19 patients. It leads to problems such as worn-out healthcare workers, affecting the treatment plan and appointments for non-critical cases to be postponed. Hence, a remote patient monitoring system is a great idea in the establishment of an ideal solution to overcome these problems. The proposed remote patient monitoring system not only monitored the patient’s health data but also store the data in the MYSQL database management system and track the patient’s location using Global Positioning System (GPS). The sensors used in this system are the Electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor, heartbeat sensor, and body temperature sensor. The healthcare professionals can remotely monitor both the COVID-19 or non-COVID-19 patient health data and GPS location through their smartphone or computer at anytime and anywhere. The proposed system can ease the burden for the community from having to repeatedly come to the hospital to track their health condition and reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

KEYWORDS: COVID-19; Remote Patient Monitoring System; E-health Sensor; Database, Location Tracking

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