Power Efficient Sensing of Physiological Parameters

Power Efficient Sensing of Physiological Parameters

Docket: UAH-P-16021

Technology

The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and miniature wearable biosensors has generated new opportunities for personalized eHealth and mHealth services and Smart Homes. Smart objects equipped with physiological sensors can provide robust monitoring of activities of daily living and support for “aging in place,” allowing the elderly to live at home.

Researchers at UAH have developed a method for embedding physiological sensors in objects of everyday use. The purpose of these physiological sensors is to allow for the unobtrusive monitoring of activities each time a person physically interacts with a smart object. The developed method senses when an object is being handled/touched, collecting information about interactions during activities of daily living and physiological parameters, such as heart rate.

Integrating this method in a wireless personal body area network or wireless home or hospital network, while utilizing cloud-based virtual networking, facilitates seamless integration of information.

Applications

  • eHealth and mHealth applications
  • Smart objects in Smart Homes
  • Aging in Place
  • Power efficient physiological monitors

Advantages

  • Personalized physiological activity real-time monitoring
  • Power efficiency when integrated with smart phones

Status

  • State of Development: Prototype
  • Licensing Status: Available for licensing
  • Patent Status: Patent Pending