Imec and Holst Centre, together with TASS software professionals have developed a mobile heart monitoring system that allows electrocardiogram data to be displayed on an Android mobile phone. Wireless sensor nodes that continuously monitor physical and vital parameters comprise a Body Area Networks (BAN). Getting the processed sensor data in such health measurements as cardiac performance (ECG), brain activity (EEG), muscle activity (EMG), and more requires a low-power interface that transmits signals from a wireless ECG (electrocardiogram or heart monitoring)-sensor system to the mobile phone.
The newly-developed low-power interface wirelessly transmits bio-signals retrieved by imec and Holst Centre’s Human++ BAN sensor nodes to an Android mobile phone where the data are collected, stored, processed, and sent over the internet to make them available for authorized users such as a physician. The interface is based on a standard Secure Digital Input Output (SDIO) interface on Android mobile phones to avoid disclosing personal heath data. Additional available sensor data includes GPS to track user location.
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