An intelligent health monitoring system using radio-frequency identification technology

Yeong Lin Lai, Chin Ling Chen, Ching Hisang Chang, Chih Yu Hsu, Yeong Kang Lai, Kuo Kun Tseng, Chih Cheng Chen, Chun Yi Zheng

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Long-term care (LTC) for the elderly has become extremely important in recent years. It is necessary for the different physiological monitoring systems to be integrated on the same interface to help oversee and manage the elderly's needs. This paper presents a novel health monitoring system for LTC services using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. Dual-band RFID protocols were included in the system, in which the high-frequency (HF) band of 13.56 MHz was used to identify individuals and the microwave band of 2.45 GHz was used to monitor physiological information. Distinct physiological data, including oxyhemoglobin saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2), blood pressure, blood sugar, electrocardiogram (ECG) readings, body temperature, and respiration rate, were monitored by various biosensors. The intelligent RFID health monitoring system provided the features of the real-time acquisition of biomedical signals and the identification of personal information pertaining to the elderly and patients in nursing homes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S421-S431
JournalTechnology and Health Care
Issue numbers1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Information Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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