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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2004;10(2):139-146.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2004.10.2.139    Published online June 30, 2004.
Development of Bluetooth based Integrated Home Monitoring System for the Aged
Gye dong Lee, Young Il Yoo, Sun K Yoo, Kon Ki Lee, Nam Hyun Kim
1Department of Medical Engineering, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea.
2BK21 Project For Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea.
3Department of MedicalEngineering, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea.
4Department of Electronic Engineering, Gyungsang National University, Korea.

The remote surveillance system based on the wireless home sensor network, wireless internet connection, and the portable, hand-held device has been designed for the patron to get the emergency alarm for immediate care for the Dementia aged, when the patron is not at home. It consists of transmitting server and the receiving terminal. The transmitting server gathers the information through bluetooth connection regarding to environment threatening the safety of the Dementia aged from five sensors, including fire, gas, conductivity, photo, and motion sensors, and cameras up to the number of 16, fixated within home. It also determines the emergency situation automatically from sensors' environmental condition and the motion detected from the camera output targeted to the aged people, and sends the alarm message with the picture taken from home to the patrol for comprehending the emergency situation remotely. Either the PDA or the cellular phone is used as the receiving terminal device through wireless connectivity without the location limitation for the patrol. The functional evaluation via the implemented prototype system has been performed to initially demonstrate the efficacy, the usefulness, and ease to operate for later use for either solitarily living old people or nursery schools and infantile shelters.

Key Words: Bluetooth, Aged, PDA, Motion Detection, Sensor


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