Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

c2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite, GHTC-SAS 2013, Trivandrum, Kerala, p.164-169 (2013)

ISBN:

9781479910953

URL:

http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84888989287&partnerID=40&md5=f8b6291c552be4a901c9e8e5f364ba74

Keywords:

Assistive technology, Blood pressure, Body temperature, Computer applications, Desktop applications, Electrocardiography, Electronic health record, Emergency conditions, Handicapped children, Health care workers, Personal communication systems, Rural areas, Ultrasonics, vital parameters-temperature, Windows operating system

Abstract:

<p>Human resource is the backbone of developing and under developed nations. In developing nations like India, rural areas are more when compared to the cities. People in rural areas are not really concerned about their health, because of unavailability of hospitals in the nearby areas and also they need to travel long distance even for small injuries and routine checkups. Pregnant women from rural areas don't do their regular checkups at the early stage of pregnancy. Routine checkups can avoid birth of handicapped children and also helps in reducing fetal mortality rate to a very large extent. In our system, ultrasound scan of the pregnant women is performed and along with that, some vital parameters of pregnant women, like temperature, heartbeat rate, pressure, ECG are measured and are stored in a memory card. The mobile application can access this information and can check for emergency condition. Thus if any critical condition exists, it prompts the health care worker to send SMS to the Doctor with patient's details. A windows desktop application, access the information stored in memory card and displays result analysis report, video of ultrasounds scan with multiple videos on single screen and allows the doctor to generate report of the latest checkups and stores this information both in memory card and local server for later purpose. © 2013 IEEE.</p>

Notes:

cited By 0; Conference of 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite, GHTC-SAS 2013 ; Conference Date: 23 August 2013 Through 24 August 2013; Conference Code:101140

Cite this Research Publication

R. K. Megalingam, Boopathi, Kb, Sarathkumar, K. Sb, Sreedevi, Sb, and Vishnu, G. Bb, “Assistive technology for pregnant women health care: Rural area, mobile ultrasound scan system (using ASTM E1384-07 standard)”, in c2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite, GHTC-SAS 2013, Trivandrum, Kerala, 2013, pp. 164-169.