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Sensors 2017, 17(1), 176; doi:10.3390/s17010176

PlaIMoS: A Remote Mobile Healthcare Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular and Respiratory Variables

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Department of Innovation and Technological Development, Rasoft S.A. de C.V., 111 Canario Street, C.P. 28017 Colima, Col., Mexico
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College of Telematics, University of Colima, 333 University Avenue, C.P. 28045 Colima, Col., Mexico
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Academic Editor: Giancarlo Fortino
Received: 5 December 2016 / Revised: 11 January 2017 / Accepted: 12 January 2017 / Published: 19 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Body Sensor Networks: Sensors, Systems, and Applications)

Abstract

The number of elderly and chronically ill patients has grown significantly over the past few decades as life expectancy has increased worldwide, leading to increased demands on the health care system and significantly taxing traditional health care practices. Consequently, there is an urgent need to use technology to innovate and more constantly and intensely monitor, report and analyze critical patient physiological parameters beyond conventional clinical settings in a more efficient and cost effective manner. This paper presents a technological platform called PlaIMoS which consists of wearable sensors, a fixed measurement station, a network infrastructure that employs IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11 to transmit data with security mechanisms, a server to analyze all information collected and apps for iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile operating systems to provide real-time measurements. The developed architecture, designed primarily to record and report electrocardiogram and heart rate data, also monitors parameters associated with chronic respiratory illnesses, including patient blood oxygen saturation and respiration rate, body temperature, fall detection and galvanic resistance. View Full-Text
Keywords: health devices; technological platform; e-health health devices; technological platform; e-health
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Miramontes, R.; Aquino, R.; Flores, A.; Rodríguez, G.; Anguiano, R.; Ríos, A.; Edwards, A. PlaIMoS: A Remote Mobile Healthcare Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular and Respiratory Variables. Sensors 2017, 17, 176.

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