Monitoring a person’s health continuously 24 hours a day and every day of the week is not easy even for doctors and researchers, unless the person is under the care of a hospital or clinic. For a common man who wants to monitor his health in normal daily life, it is very difficult because most of the heart monitors and other health monitors are not portable. It is not left attached to a person’s body throughout the day for continuous monitoring.
So, here’s how you can design and build a small IoT-enabled monitor that you can attach to your body to capture your health data. It can capture data such as heartbeat and body temperature in real time and display it on your phone or any device that can be connected to Wi-Fi. It can be used anywhere to monitor health parameters on a continuous basis. The author’s prototype is shown in Fig. 1.
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This project will be published in a few weeks. If you want to access it now, check out Electronics For You’s December 2022 Issue–print or ezine edition.
Ashwini Kumar Sinha an IoT and AI enthusiast tech journalist at EFY