Project Incharge: 
Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh
Friday, March 1, 2013
Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Project title: Amrita Spandanam

Research Area :  Smart Healthcare

A low-cost, low-power wearable ECG-monitoring monitoring framework that utilizes wireless body sensors, mobile phones and web browsers for monitoring cardiac patients who are in remote areas. The device can be worn either as a necklace or as a belt and continuously monitors and analyzes a patient’s ECG. The ECG data is sent over wireless networks, in real-time, to the patient’s cardiologist/doctor, with alerts if a patient requires examination. The prototype version of the Amrita Spandanam was unveiled by the current Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on September 27th, 2013.

amritaspandanam-prime minister-inauguration

Project goals

  • Development of a prototype 3-lead (6/2 channel) small form factor wearable device for continuous remote ECG monitoring.
  • Context aware algorithms for processing and analysis of continuous ECG for activity detection.
  • Decision support system for real-time warning of heart abnormalities.
  • Seamless heterogeneous connectivity (GSM / 2G / 3G / WiFi) and integration with an existing HIS.
  • Deployment of Amrita Spandanam device in villages





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