Wireless Chest Wearable Vital Sign Monitoring Platform for Hypertension

Ghalib Janjua, James McLaughlin, D Finlay, D Guldenring

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Abstract

Hypertension, a silent killer, is the biggest challenge of the 21st century in public health agencies worldwide [1]. World Health Organization (WHO) statistic shows that the mortality rate of hypertension is 9.4 million per year and causes 55.3% of total deaths in cardiovascular (CV) patients [2]. Early detection and prevention of hypertension can significantly reduce the CV mortality. We are presenting a wireless chest wearable vital sign monitoring platform. It measures Electrocardiogram (ECG), Photoplethsmogram (PPG) and Ballistocardiogram (BCG) signals and sends data over Bluetooth low energy (BLE) to mobile phone–acts as a gateway. A custom android application relays the data to thingspeak server where MATLAB based offline analysis estimates the blood pressure. A server reacts on the health of subject to friends & family on the social media - twitter. The chest provides a natural position for the sensor to capture legitimate signals for hypertension condition. We have done a clinical technical evaluation of prototypes on 11 normotensive subjects, 9 males 2 females.
Original languageEnglish
Pages821-824
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2017
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period11/07/1715/07/17

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    Janjua, G., McLaughlin, J., Finlay, D., & Guldenring, D. (2017). Wireless Chest Wearable Vital Sign Monitoring Platform for Hypertension. 821-824. Paper presented at 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8036950