Dual Channel Smart Sensor Embedded in a Wheelchair for Heart Rate and Autonomic Nervous System Monitoring

O. Postolache, P. Silva Girão, G. Postolache, and J. Mendes (Portugal)


Optical fibers, embedded system, wireless communication, advanced data processing


Home TeleCare proved to reduce mortality rate and hospitalizations costs for various groups of chronic patients. In this context, the aim of the work now reported is to develop a dual channel smart sensor embedded in a wheelchair to provide information on the health status of patients with chronic diseases by measuring photoplethismography and skin conductivity. Elements of the embedded system design, software implementation and some results for an established voluntary group are included in the paper.

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