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INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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ABSTRACT

Title : HOME BASED WELLNESS MONITORING SYSTEM THROUGH MEMS TECHNOLOGY
Authors : N.Beaulah, AL.Kumarappan
Keywords : Elder care, home monitoring, smart home, wellness, wireless sensor network.
Issue Date : Jun-Jul 2013
Abstract :
A new generation of massive-scale sensor networks suitable for a range of commercial and military applications is brought forth by advances in MEMS (micro electro mechanical system technology).Accordingly Wirelesssensor-networks adds extra advantage combined with the advancements. Here we discuss the application of WSN based home monitoring system for elderly activity behaviour. By regular monitoring we can determine the wellness of elderly. The system can also be used to monitor physiological parameters, such as temperature and heart rate, of a human subject. Using MEMS sensors to detect falls and to measure different vital signs, the person is wirelessly monitored within his own house; this gives privacy to the elderly people. The device detects if a person is medically distressed and sends an alarm to a receiver unit that is connected to a computer. This sets off an alarm, which helps to provide with a necessary and timely support for the elderly person. This device can be easily adapted to monitor athletes and infants. The low cost of the device will help to lower the cost of home monitoring of patients recovering from illness.
Page(s) : 240-243
ISSN : 0976-5166
Source : Vol. 4, No.3