Automated system for evaluating health status
Published on Oct 1, 2013
· DOI :10.1109/SIITME.2013.6743677
In this paper we have proposed to present a system for automatic recording of the main physiological parameters of the human body: body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate, electrocardiogram (ECG), skin resistance, etc. To realize this system, we have developed a program that can read and automatically save in a file, the data from specialized sensors. Further it is possible to interpret of the results, by comparing them with known normal values and thus offering the possibility for a primary health status diagnosis by specialized personnel. The data received from the sensors is taken by an interface circuit, provided with signal conditioning (filtering, amplification, etc). Data acquisition is controlled by a microcontroller using an Arduino Uno standard development platform. The data are transferred to a PC, using serial communication port of Arduino platform. The whole process of health assessment is commissioned by a new program developed by us in the Python programming language. The program provides automatic recording of the aforementioned parameters in a predetermined sequence, or if you want only certain parameters are registered.