Improving the quality of life for the elderly persons and giving them the proper care at the right time is the responsibility of the younger generation. Due to lack of awareness on proper elder care, unavoidable busy schedule etc. the elderly population is seem to be quite ignored. A simple, compact and user-friendlyelectronic gadget for continuous monitoring of elder health parameters is the need of the hour. Day by day the menace of weakening health and chances of skin related problems, bed sores etc are becoming critical in case of bed ridden patients. This paper analyses the old age diseases and the parameters to be monitored. Moreover, a detailed study is provided on the design of the gadget – placement of sensors, wired/wireless technology, Android applications etc. Based on the analysis a simple, comfortable, low cost gadget to monitor elder health and report any critical condition is proposed.
Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Pocklassery, G., Mourya, G., Prabhu, R. M., Jayakrishnan, V., Kanhiroth, V., Katoch, R., and Veliyara, P. Sreedharan, “Measurement of Elder Health Parameters and the Gadget Designs for Continuous Monitoring”, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advancements in Electronics and Power Engineering (ICAEPE’2013), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.