An IoT-cloud based wearable ECG monitoring system for smart healthcare

Yang, Xiaozhen, Zhou, Qihao, Lei, Lei, Zheng, Kan, and Xiang, Wei (2016) An IoT-cloud based wearable ECG monitoring system for smart healthcare. Journal of Medical Systems, 40. 286. pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Public healthcare has been paid an increasing attention given the exponential growth human population and medical expenses. It is well known that an effective health monitoring system can detect abnormalities of health conditions in time and make diagnoses according to the gleaned data. As a vital approach to diagnose heart diseases, ECG monitoring is widely studied and applied. However, nearly all existing portable ECG monitoring systems cannot work without a mobile application, which is responsible for data collection and display. In this paper, we propose a new method for ECG monitoring based on Internet-of-Things (IoT) techniques. ECG data are gathered using a wearable monitoring node and are transmitted directly to the IoT cloud using Wi-Fi. Both the HTTP and MQTT protocols are employed in the IoT cloud in order to provide visual and timely ECG data to users. Nearly all smart terminals with a web browser can acquire ECG data conveniently, which has greatly alleviated the cross-platform issue. Experiments are carried out on healthy volunteers in order to verify the reliability of the entire system. Experimental results reveal that the proposed system is reliable in collecting and displaying real-time ECG data, which can aid in the primary diagnosis of certain heart diseases.

Item ID: 49146
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-689X
Keywords: ECG, health monitoring, IoT cloud, wearable sensors
Funders: National High-Tech R&D Program (NHTP), China Natural Science Funding (NSF), National Key Technology R&D Program of China (NKTP), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRFCU)
Projects and Grants: NHTP 863 Program 2015AA01A705, NSF 61331009, NKTP 2015ZX03002009- 004, FRFCU 2014ZD03-02
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 01:28
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1004 Medical Biotechnology > 100402 Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl Biosensors) @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 40%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture) @ 20%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890301 Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 20%
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