Pulse Oximetry with objects of everyday life

Conference: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL - 4. Deutscher Kongress: Demographischer Wandel - Assistenzsysteme aus der Forschung in den Markt
01/25/2011 - 01/26/2011 at Berlin

Proceedings: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mankodiya, K.; Mohammedani, A. G.; Hofmann, U. G. (Institute of Signal processing, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany)
Opp, A. (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany)
Gehring, H. (Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany)

United Nations (UN) report, that today one out of every ten persons is now 60 years or above. UN also predicts this number to be one out of five by 2050 and one out of three by 2150. Especially in the European Union a strong de-mand can be seen to find an efficient solution to help these elderly people living independently as long as possible. Elderly people are usually scared of a new technology and also reluctant to use them. In such scenario, our approach is to embed health monitoring devices as unobtrusively as possible into daily life devices such that the elderly user does not need to care about the handling and the sensor array can efficiently perform its physiological measurements, such as monitoring the heart rate, the blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and ECG.