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Internet of Things Concept in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Sensor Application Design

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Computers, Electronics and Automation Department, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, 720229 Suceava, Romania
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MANSiD Research Center, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, 720229 Suceava, Romania
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Sensors 2022, 22(2), 503; https://doi.org/10.3390/s22020503
Received: 17 December 2021 / Revised: 4 January 2022 / Accepted: 5 January 2022 / Published: 10 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue IoT Multi Sensors)
In this paper, we present the design, development and implementation of an integrated system for the management of COVID-19 patient, using the LoRaWAN communication infrastructure. Our system offers certain advantages when compared to other similar solutions, allowing remote symptom and health monitoring that can be applied to isolated or quarantined people, without any external interaction with the patient. The IoT wearable device can monitor parameters of health condition like pulse, blood oxygen saturation, and body temperature, as well as the current location. To test the performance of the proposed system, two persons under quarantine were monitored, for a complete 14-day standard quarantine time interval. Based on the data transmitted to the monitoring center, the medical staff decided, after several days of monitoring, when the measured values were outside of the normal parameters, to do an RT-PCR test for one of the two persons, confirming the SARS-CoV2 virus infection. We have to emphasize the high degree of scalability of the proposed solution that can oversee a large number of patients at the same time, thanks to the LoRaWAN communication protocol used. This solution can be successfully implemented by local authorities to increase monitoring capabilities, also saving lives. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; COVID-19 sensors; remote healthcare; telemedicine; quarantine monitoring; IoT wearable device Internet of Things; COVID-19 sensors; remote healthcare; telemedicine; quarantine monitoring; IoT wearable device
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Lavric, A.; Petrariu, A.I.; Mutescu, P.-M.; Coca, E.; Popa, V. Internet of Things Concept in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Sensor Application Design. Sensors 2022, 22, 503. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22020503

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Lavric A, Petrariu AI, Mutescu P-M, Coca E, Popa V. Internet of Things Concept in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Sensor Application Design. Sensors. 2022; 22(2):503. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22020503

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Lavric, Alexandru, Adrian I. Petrariu, Partemie-Marian Mutescu, Eugen Coca, and Valentin Popa. 2022. "Internet of Things Concept in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Sensor Application Design" Sensors 22, no. 2: 503. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22020503

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