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Wireless patient monitor system using the eZ430-Chronos
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 16:01 authored by Lachlan Wild
Patient monitoring has become important in an aging society that has an increased reliance on medical care. This puts a burden on hospitals and staff that cannot be easily alleviated. In order to reduce menial tasks that need to be performed by medical staff, a wearable wireless patient monitoring device can be used. This device would track a patient's vital signs and wirelessly send data to a PC, where it can be monitored by staff. Different sensors are able to achieve this goal and are outlined, with advantages and disadvantages for each. However, the foundation for the proposed wireless patient monitoring device is the eZ430-Chronos, which is detailed in this document. The main aim of the document id to research the eZ430-Chronos and test its validity as a wireless patient monitoring device, in order to better understand what areas need to be improved upon for future designs. This aim is achieved by using several experiments to test the different sensors and how they are used in the eZ430-Chronos and then analysing the output of each. Only once the sensors have been analysed, can a judgement be made on the effectiveness of the eZ430-Chronos for use as a wireless patient monitoring device.