Hypertension, a silent killer, is the biggest challenge of the 21st century in public health agencies worldwide . 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 . 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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 5 May 2017|
|Event||39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 11 Jul 2017 → 15 Jul 2017
|Conference||39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||11/07/17 → 15/07/17|