Health monitoring using Raspberry pi

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Health monitoring using Raspberry pi
As the population increases, there is also an increase in the number of chronic and heart diseases. The current hospital centric healthcare system is becoming inefficient to treat conditions that demand immediate treatment such as heart strokes. So, the focus is now tilting from hospital centric treatment to patient centric treatment.

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This project proposes a health monitoring system which monitors vital parameters of the patient such as temperature and heart rate using sensors as well as a fitbit which are connected to a raspberry pi board. The project involves alerting the doctor through SMS if any vital parameter of the patient deviates from the normal value.

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Apart from helping the doctor monitor the patient's basic health parameters this health monitoring system also ensures that the patient takes the prescribed medication at the right times. The raspberry pi acts as a personal server which logs the details of the patient's medication. The patient is sent reminders to take medicines through SMS according to his prescription.

Project Description:

  1. Raspberry Pi 3 B: Raspberry Pi is a Microprocessor which has 40 pins with 27 GPIO pins, it has a 1 Giga Bytes of RAM and a SD card slot for the storage or the ROM,it can be used as a mini computer for low computing operations, it has a dual band LAN, faster Ethernet, Bluetooth, it also has USB and HDMI ports for connecting devices. This device can be used as a server which we are doing in this project.
  2. Micro SD card: You will need a minimum of 8 gigabytes SD card for this project, this SD card is used as the ROM of the raspberry pi. Use 32 Gigabyte or 64 Gigabytes of
  3. Display: You can use any kind of display for the project, like monitors, TV or any size display that fits your requirement to configure the Pi.
  4. Power Supply: Raspberry Pi needs a power supply of 5V and 2A Micro USB type.
  5. Mouse and keyboard: You will need this to control, monitor, and to configure the Pi.
  6. Pi Camera: Use the Pi camera to capture still images, live streaming and for video recording.
  7. Temperature sensor: You can use any temerature sensor to detect the temerature of the patient some of the are DHT11, DHT22 and these sensors als detect humidity in the environment.
  8. Blood pressure sensor: You can use Blood pressure sensor to detect the patients BP.

Project Implementation:

  1. Install the Raspbian OS into the SD card, and boot the Raspberry Pi.
  2. Install Python IDE 3 in Raspberry Pi.
  3. Install the Audio dependencies in order to use the speakers and produce a cool beats.
  4. Connect your Display, keypad to the raspberry pi.
  5. Write a Python program with which you can add beats of a drum, and when hand is moved towards the ultrasonic sensor the respective beats stored should be played.
  6. You can play multiple beats to form a sync and become a virtual drummer.
Project Brief:The Raspberry Pi when configured and all the required software has been installed then the Pi is ready to be used as a virtual beats player or a ultrasonic drum kit.

Software requirements:

  1. Raspbian OS(Debian Linux): Raspbian operating systems are based on Linux, Raspberry pi are also compatible with Windows and IOS but prefer any Linux based OS
  2. Python IDE 3: Python IDE 3 is compiler where you can write and compile python program.

Programing Language:

    Linux (terminal commands)


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