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Remote Patient Physical Condition Monitoring Service Module for iWARD Hospital Robots

Mamun, Kabir and Sharma, Alokanand and Hoque, A. S. M. and Szecsi, T. (2014) Remote Patient Physical Condition Monitoring Service Module for iWARD Hospital Robots. [Conference Proceedings]

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In this paper an intelligent system for remote patient physical condition monitoring service module for an Intelligent Robot Swarm for Attendance, Recognition, Cleaning and Delivery (iWARD) [1] is reported. The system algorithm and module software is implemented in C/C++, and the Orca robotics[2] components use the OpenCV[3] image analysis and processing library. The system is successfully tested on Linux (Ubuntu) platform as well as on a web server. The patient condition monitoring system can remotely measure the following body conditions: body temperature (BTemp), heart rate (HR), electrocardiogram (ECG), respiration rate (RR), body acceleration (BA) using sensors attached to the patient’s body. The system also includes an RGB video camera and a 3D laser sensor, which monitor the environment in order to find any patient lying on the floor. The system deals with various image-processing and sensor fusion techniques. Evaluation tests were carried out in front of thirty healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, nursing lecturers and healthcare assistances etc.) in two different hospitals in Europe. The outcomes of this research have significant contribution to the robotics application area in the hospital environment.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 22:47
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 01:44

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