Healthcare Smartwatch for Monitoring Elderly
Kush Rawal1, Goldie Gabrani2
1Kush Rawal*, Department of Technology (Computer Science), BML Munjal University, Gurugram, India.
2Dr. Goldie Gabrani, Professor, Department of Technology (Computer Science), BML Munjal University, Gurugram, India.
Manuscript received on November 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 737-741 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B6834129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6834.129219
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Abstract: According to the data provided by the Census in 2011, around 15 million elderly live alone in India. An NGO from Delhi named Agewell Foundation performed a survey on 10,000 elderly individuals and concluded that every fourth elderly that is 23.44% of the people who responded were living alone . They also reported that around 88.5% felt the need of healthcare monitoring to ensure their independence. A lot of research work is going on to come up with a perfect solution to solve this problem and there are many computing devices which have been invented which solve the problem partially faced by elderly people. But none of them provide a solution which is convenient to use and which covers all aspects of the problem ranging from medicine reminders for elderly to proper maintaining of health records and it’s timely reporting to the doctor and family members even during emergencies such as a cardiac arrest. This paper proposes a neat solution to help monitor the daily reports of the elderly by automatically sending the data  (real-time  heart rate and current location measured by smartwatch; blood pressure measured by machine; sugar level measured by machine) to their family via android application and also provide 1st degree detection of cardiac arrest and prediction of heart problems up to some accuracy. It will provide medication  reminders to the elderly by three vibrations after an interval of 5 minutes during one course of medication and will also provide assistance during emergencies by sending an SOS call to the family or doctor. The smartwatch uses microcontroller ATmega328, SIM800L GSM module , RSI 0.96 inch 4 Pin OLED display module, HC-06 Bluetooth module, small LiPo battery, mini 1020 flat vibration motor, pulse sensor, GPS NEO 6M module , micro USB, button. This solution will not only help the elderly in rightly monitoring  their daily data  but also inform their family with their daily reports and any unusual changes. The smart watch acts as a care taker of the elderly people and it will be useful to the elderly who stay alone most of the time and it can even be used by others for proper maintaining of their health records, for medicine reminders and assistance during emergency conditions.
Keywords: Automatic Daily Reports, Elderly, Emergency help, Medication Reminders, Android Application.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics