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Mobile Application-IoT Based EKG Monitoring System

Poornima Eshwara, Hamid Shahnasser
Abstract—ECG is the most commonly performed cardiology test that provides vital information to understand the state of person’s heart condition. It essentially trances the electrical activity of the heart as it pumps blood to rest of the body and is very useful for determining the state of the heart and any symptoms. Conventionally patient visits the clinic for the ECG to be taken and is given report in a day or two. The whole process is both time consuming and tedious for the patient. With the latest development in Internet of Things, Cloud technology and reliable and faster data transmission, this process can be made lot more convenient. This paper proposes a cost-effective, remote system to read such ECG data of a patient via a handy sensor-Shimmer sensing device and send it to an android device via Bluetooth. The android device in turn sends this data to the cloud for storage and analysis and is then transmitted to a doctor’s android device for observation. Unique feature of the proposed unit lies in the fact that it provides a singular platform wherein the patient is directly connected to his/her healthcare provider for transmitting the ECG data with little or no delay. Apart from ensuring secure transmission of ECG data from patient to doctor, this channel between the patient and the doctor lets them communicate with each other. It is used to receive any valuable feedback or guidance from the doctor and gives opportunity to constantly monitor the effects or symptoms and responses to medicines that the patient is undergoing. The unit makes use of several technological advancements in cloud such as data processing, real-time data streaming, security, user account sync while making all these available remotely through the android and the sensor device.

Index Terms—Android application, body sensors, ECG, EKG, health monitoring system, cloud processing, shimmer, amazon web services, bluetooth, kinesis, real-time data streaming.

Poornima Eshwara and Hamid Shahnasser are with Software Developer at Libman Co., 201 E Madison St, APT2, Arcola, IL, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Cite:Poornima Eshwara, Hamid Shahnasser, "Mobile Application-IoT Based EKG Monitoring System," International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 39-49, 2019.

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ISSN: 2010-3743
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Maode Ma
Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest, and Electronic Journals Library
E-mail: ijcce@iap.org
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