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IOT BASED REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM USING THINGSPEAK AND IFTTT

Description: If a doctor wants to monitor his/her patients simultaneously, it would be tedious process to go around the hospital checking their vitals. If a patient or an elderly person needs immediate help who is resting at his/her house, there is no system which would alert the relatives of the victim or the doctors. How to develop a system where all the vital records are stored virtually and alerts are sent at the time of dire scenarios? The solution to the said problem is the main purpose of our idea.

In this contemporary world, every record is maintained digitally, rather than physically. We have developed a solution where few important vitals like temperature, heart rate and respiration rate are stored virtually in a cloud and necessary alerts are sent to the concerned personnel with specific type of information. The said data of the vitals is updated every 20 seconds to the cloud called ThingSpeak. The obtained data is analyzed and appropriate actions are taken according to the data received and further the process is forwarded if necessary to IFTTT (IF THIS THEN THAT) web application to send alerts via SMS. The electronic and sensors required for the solution are assembled on wooden board. All the components are electrically connected using PCBs (Printed circuit boards). As soon as the data is read by the sensors, the data is sent directly sent to the cloud where it is stored in three different fields and displayed in graphical manner i.e. in three different graphs. The data can be downloaded and viewed in Excel sheet format. A built-in applicationcalled React in ThingSpeak monitors the three fields and on meeting of certain conditions, triggers an applet in IFTTT using another application called ThingHTTP. The current service doesn’t involve any automatic storage of the data and involves a tedious method to retrieve it. In the proposed methodology, the data can be accessed using unique channel id and API (Application Programming Interface) Key which is allotted to each patient. Hence, it becomes an easier task to identify each patient at the time of need. The current service includes the use of GSM module which is much outdated as it requires a SIM indefinitely. But, here we just require good internet connectivity or WiFi as we are using a WiFi in our circuitry. The highlighted feature in our Idea/PoC is the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. With increased internet connectivity in the world, this Idea/PoC can achieve predominance in no time. It could reach wide range of customers in a limited amount of time as remote monitoring of an ill person or elderly person has become a necessity many households and hospitals. We are thinking of directly using the AC source to power up the prototype, rather than using batteries. It consumes very less power too. Hence, it can be termed as environmental friendly. If marketed properly, we can estimate a market ranging from few lakhs to tens of lakhs initially and then can vary according to the demand. Our target customers are mainly medical personal and households with people who require their heath continuously monitored.

Organisation: SREENIDHI INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, HYDERABAD, TELANGANA

Innovator(s): K P VENKAT VIVEK, R SRINIVASAN, D S RAGHURAM, K SRIPOOJA, K ABHILASH REDDY

Category: Home/Healthcare/Fitness

Country: India

Silver Award