At-Home Medical Equipment for the Physically Impaired using ZigBee and GPS Conrole
Anni Priyanka1, Allu Venkateswara Rao2, Dharma Raj Cheruku3

1A. Priyanka, M Tech Student, Department of ECE, Sri Sivani Institute of Technology, Chilakapalem, Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh), India.

2Allu Venkateswarar Rao, Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, Sri Sivani College of Engineering, Chilakapalem, Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh), India.

3Prof. C. Dharma Raj, Department of EECE, GIT, GITAM Deemed to be University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.

Manuscript received on 22 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 28-31 | Volume-9 Issue-2S3 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10061292S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B1006.1292S319

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Abstract: In the absence of anyone, old people and people who depend on others may fall down accidentally due to lack of strength. Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is medical equipment installed at home. The proposed system helps in activating and sending the DME to the nearby hospital which can save a patient’s life. This system has two sections. One is the multiple Zigbee transmitting section installed at home which includes the DME and sensors and the other section is the Zigbee receiver present at the hospitals. Also, this system is independent of current-infrastructure such as cell-towers, internet etc. In case of any power outage for many days during any natural disaster, the patient status is sent through Zigbee protocol. The proposed system is designed by using ARM 32-bit microcontroller. This system includes GPS, ZIGBEE, temperature sensor and heart beat sensor modules. All these modules are attached to the target patient at home. The GPS finds out the location of the patient. The heart beat sensor gives the output in digital form when we kept the finger on the sensor. The room temperature was sensed by the temperature sensor. Once the controller gets the information from these devices, the information is sent over the Zigbee protocol to the Zigbee receiver section and allows the nearby hospital staff know about the condition and location of patient.

Keywords: GPS, DME, ZigBee, LM35 Sensor, Heartbeat Sensor, LCD.
Scope of the Article: GPS and Location-Based Applications