Design and development of a wearable health monitoring system for elderly people
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Bangladesh is presently experiencing a demographic move and the extent of the populace of the age 60 years and more is drastically increasing. The elderly population of Bangladesh is currently 7.7 percent of the whole population. However, the family size in Bangladesh is decreasing, therefore less people are available at home to take care of their elderly. The number of old homes in the country is in increase. Old home often lacks constant monitoring of the elderlies. Senior citizen who are at risk of cardiovascular diseases and health conditions need to be in constant monitoring. Hence we develop a wearable system for the elderlies which will evaluate their health condition by constantly monitoring heart rate, body temperature and movement activity using triaxial acceleration, and will send these data to a web application. By the help of this system family members can constantly monitor their elderly’s health at home. Caregivers at old home can also monitor the conditions of all the elderlies present at old home in real time. The system can also respond to medical situation of the elderly for heart attack or stroke at the moment of occurrence by quickly notifying the caregivers and doctors through a web application.