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Vol. 185, Issue 2, February 2015, pp. 93-99




Vital Signs Monitoring System Using Radio Frequency Communication: A Medical Care Terminal
for Beddridden People Support

1 Fábio FERREIRA, 1, 2 Vítor CARVALHO, 2 Filomena SOARES, 3 José MACHADO, 1 Filipe PEREIRA

1 EST-IPCA, Campus do IPCA, 4750-810 Barcelos, Portugal
2 Algoritmi R&D – University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
3 Metrics R&D – University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
1 Tel.: 253802260, fax: 253821111

1 E-mail: vcarvalho@ipca.pt


Received: 14 November 2014 /Accepted: 15 January 2015 /Published: 28 February 2015

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: In this paper, the data transmission of an acquisition system for biomedical vital signs via Radio Frequency (RF) communication is explored. This system can be considered a medical care terminal (MCT). It was developed a platform capable of recording the patient's physiological signals to check if any medical evolution/change occurred. The system allows also acquiring the environment data, as for example the room temperature and luminosity. The main achievement of this paper is the patients’ real-time health condition monitoring by the medical personnel or caregivers that will contribute to prevent health problems, especially for bedridden people with reduced mobility.


Keywords: Ambient Assisted Living (ALL), Radio Frequency (RF), Medical Care Terminal (MCT), Biomedical Sensors.


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